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Thank you very much. It is a pleasure to be back in the occasion of the NPT review conference. My presence here was already planned today for addressing the conference, but I also took the chance of following up on the European Council we had last Thursday where the Heads of State and Government of the European Union discussed the tragedies that are happening in the Mediterranean, linked to the trafficking and smuggling of people across the Mediterranean, but also all the way through Africa and, in most cases, from places of the world like Syria or the Horn of Africa where their life is put at risk. So, I have had discussions about that today with the EU Permanent representatives of the countries that are sitting in the Security Council: Lithuania that is taking the Presidency of the Security Council from Friday, Spain, UK and France. I will meet also the Italian Permanent representative later on, the Russian Permanent representative and I will meet Samantha Power tomorrow in Washington as well as Secretary Kerry - not only on this but also on this. I will be visiting China next week where this issue will also be part of my talks.

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GENEVA (20 April 2015) – Repression of irregular migration clearly cannot be the only solution to the recurrent grave problem of masses of people drowning at sea, two United Nations experts today warned the European Union. The independent experts said they were encouraged by the decision to hold an European Union summit on the issue and urged States to use the summit to tackle the issues in a holistic, systematic, regulated way in order to comply with their international human rights obligations.

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GENEVA (16 April 2015) - The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe let politics trump respect for human rights when it issued two convoluted resolutions relating to the plight of homeless persons with irregular migration status in the Netherlands, according to three human rights experts*.

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European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 February 2015 The European Union has released the first tranche of its 2015 financial support to the Palestinian Authority and to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), totalling €212 million....
26 February 2015, New York – European Union Statement delivered by Mr. Gerton van den Akker, Counsellor, Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations, at the United Nations General Assembly on the occasion of the adoption of item 129, 70th Anniversary of the End of the Second World War...
25 February 2015, New York - Statement delivered by H.E. Mr. Thomas Mayr-Harting, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations at the High Level General Assembly thematic debate on "Integrating Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in the Post-2015 Development Agenda"...
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