Protecting children affected by the refugee crisis…


 

Main challenges for migrant and refugee children in Europe

The fields raise serious concern:

Identification and age assessment

Registration and guardianship

Adequate reception conditions including preventing and responding effectively to disappearances

Alternatives to detention for families and suitable alternative care arrangements for unaccompanied and separated children

Accurate information, quality legal aid and access to child-friendly procedures

Preventing and responding to violence, trafficking and exploitation

Education and integration measures

Access to health services

Relocation and resettlement

Family reunification

Statelessness

Transition to adulthood

The [SRSG,]carried out four fact-finding missions to Greece and “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, Turkey, northern France (Calais and Grande-Synthe) and Italy.

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EU Foreign and General Affairs Councils’ Meeting – Brussels


 

Western Balkans, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Migration, Middle East peace process, Security and Defence…

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Defence: to review progress on: operational planning and conduct capability, permanent structured cooperation, coordinated annual review on defence, EU’s rapid response toolbox, including the EU battlegroups and civilian capabilities, capacity building in support of security and development, situational awareness and defence capability development. Responding to external conflicts and crises, building the capacities of partners, and protecting the European Union and its citizens.

Western Balkans: The High Representative Mogherini will brief on her visit to Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Council expected to reconfirm the EU engagement and focus on the region, including through political and economic ties. Also stress the need to deliver on reforms, to ensure that the partners progress steadily on the European path. regional cooperation.

Middle East Peace Process: EU’s strong commitment to long-standing consolidated positions; not least on the two-state solution, on settlements and on Jerusalem and to continue working to achieve a comprehensive peace deal, preserve the viability of the two-state solution and reverse ongoing negative trends on the ground.

Sameh Hassan Shoukry: political developments, economic reforms, cooperation in various sectors, including counter-terrorism and migration, as well as Egypt’s role in the region, in particular in regards to Libya, Syria and the Middle East peace process.

Migration: key element of a sustainable migration policy is to ensure effective control of our external border and stem illegal flows into the EU. EU leaders stressed the importance of stabilising Libya and expressed willingness to step up their work with Libya as the main country of departure for crossings of the Mediterranean sea, as well as with its North African and sub-Saharan neighbours.

Children’s rights: EU Guidelines for the promotion and protection of the rights of the child (2017) – “Leave No Child Behind”. With these guidelines, the EU reaffirms its commitment to comprehensively protect and promote the rights of the child in its external human rights policy.

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No True Democracy If Women cannot Enjoy Full Human Rights!


 

The Brussels’ conference on sexual and reproductive health and rights, family planning, gender equality, women’s empowerment !

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She Decides aims to bring about a movement that includes everyone who shares these beliefs and values. The financial support from governments and private foundations and the contributions of the private sector will be instrumental in making these rights a reality for millions of women and girls around the world.

Brussels International Conference is a promising start for the global movement in favor of women’s rights.

A very powerful signal to the rest of the world that the fundamental right of women and girls to decide over their own lives must be respected.

Millions of the most vulnerable women in the world are at risk of losing access to contraception, information and health services. The broad support shown today in Brussels will change lives and lift the fight for women’s rights all over the world. Invest in women means everybody wins. No doubt that The World cannot reach the Sustainable Development Goals without active participation of women.

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EU : Foreign Affairs Council Meeting – Brussels, 6 February 2017


Ukraine; Libya; Egypte; Peace Process…

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EU Leaders’ Summit: Malta Declaration


 

The external aspects of migration

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A key element of a sustainable migration policy is to ensure effective control of our external border and stem illegal flows into the EU. In 2016, arrivals decreased to one-third of the levels in 2015. On the Eastern Mediterranean route, while pressures remain, arrivals in the last four months of 2016 were down 98% year-on-year. We remain committed to the EU-Turkey Statement and the full and non-discriminatory implementation of all its aspects, as well as to continued support for the countries along the Western Balkans route.

 

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EU Leaders’ Summit – 3 February 2017 in Valetta


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ULUSLARARASI YOLSUZLUK ALGI ENDEKSİ 2016


TURKEY!

 

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Türkiye 9 basamak birden gerileyerek 176 ülke arasında 75. sırada yer aldı. Türkiye’nin Yolsuzluk Algı Endeksi puanı ve sıralamadaki yeri 2013 yılından beri çarpıcı bir biçimde gerilemeye devam ediyor. 2016 yılı Endeks sonuçlarına göre Türkiye, bir puanlık düşüşle 41 puan aldı.

Türkiye’nin yolsuzlukla mücadele alanındaki gelişmeleri takip edememesi nedeniyle, önceki yıllarda alt sıralarda bulunan birçok ülke bu yıl ön sıralara geçti.

AB ülkeleri ile karşılaştırıldığında Türkiye’nin, son sıradaki Bulgaristan ile aynı puana sahip olduğu görülüyor. G20 ülkeleri arasında 2014’te 10, 2015’te ise 12. sırada bulunan Türkiye, 2016 yılında da 13. sıraya düşerek endişe verici gerileyişini sürdürdü.

2016 Yolsuzluk Endeksi sonuçları yolsuzluğun dünyadaki temel nedenlerinin; sosyal eşitsizlik, cezasızlık uygulamaları, otoriter yönetimler, kurumsal zayıflık, hak ve özgürlük ihlalleri, savaş ve ekonomik istikrarsızlık olduğunu gösteriyor.

 

Corruption Perceptions Index 2016

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