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Dolores Utrilla
18th February 2020
External Relations & Trade Human Rights

Council adopts conclusions on EU priorities at UN Human Rights Fora in 2020

Yesterday, the Council of the European Union adopted its conclusions on the priorities to be followed by the EU in the United Nations (UN) human rights fora this year. As a result, the main lines of action for the EU in human rights matters in the following months have been established.

The Council Conclusions reaffirm the EU's commitment to human rights protection  and restate its commitment to actively uphold, defend and promote the UN Human Rights system as a priority of its external action throughout 2020.

The Conclusions also focus on the EU’s strides towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and associated targets of the 2030 Agenda. In this regard, the Council expressed its purpose to devote particular atte


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