Council Conclusions on EU Priorities in UN Human Rights Fora in 2018.

Brussels, 26 February 2018 (nr. 18- 19)

COUNCIL CONCLUSIONS ON EU PRIORITIES AT UN HUMAN RIGHTS FORA IN 2018 1. Respect for human rights is a founding value of the European Union. Commitment to human rights is a central pillar of our external action, as reflected in the EU Global Strategy on foreign and security policy. The promotion and protection of human rights is at the heart of multilateralism and a central pillar of the UN system. Peace and security, human rights and development are inseparable and mutually reinforcing. The European Union is and will remain a leading player on these three fronts. 2. Particularly in light of this year's 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the European Union strongly supports the pledge by the UN Secretary General to raise the profile of human rights and to make prevention and sustainable peace a priority of the UN system, by tackling root causes of conflicts, including by addressing human rights violations and abuses. The EU also reiterates its strong...
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