EU report finds it was instrumental in taking forward the human rights agenda in 2018

The EU annual report on human rights and democracy in the world for 2018 finds that the EU action plan on human rights and democracy (2015 to 2019) has been instrumental in taking forward the human rights agenda and ensuring that the EU has remained at the forefront of the protection and promotion of human rights. The report finds that 2018 saw an increase in threats and violations against journalists and other media workers, further limiting the space for free journalism.

The report notes that in 2018, the EU acted to identify and support positive human rights narratives, building on the vision of a human rights-based 2030 Agenda. in addition, the EU-led ‘Good Human Rights Stories’ initiative launched at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) generated broad cross-regional resonance and aims to provide an effective vehicle for positive change in the future.

Press release – European Commission

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