From left to right: Charles TITO POWELL, Spanish-British historian ; Eamon GILMORE, European Union special representative for human rights ; Frank SMYTH, Ambassador of Ireland in Spain.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ireland’s entry into the European Union (1973-2023), the Embassy of Ireland in Spain organised a conference in the presence of the European Union Special Representative for Human Rights and former Irland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Eamon GILMORE. Peace and Cooperation was pleased to attend this event held on 29 September 2022 at the Foundation of Carlos Amberes in Madrid.
Mr Eamon GILMOR and Mr Charles TITO POWELL, Spanish-British historian, discussed the role of the European Union (EU) in promoting Human Rights, peace and stability within the EU and around the world.
In the presence of the Ambassador of Ireland in Spain, Mr Frank SMYTH and several diplomats and representatives of organisations, Mr Eamon GILMORE shared his experience within the EU, discussed EU policies and strategies for the promotion of Human Rights and peace, addressed the issue of EU stability in the new geopolitical context linked to the war in Ukraine and discussed the state of respect for Human Rights, conflicts and instability in some regions of the world.
Following this, the participants questioned Mr Eamon GILMORE on many concrete issues related to Human Rights, peace and stability, such as the war in Ukraine, the revolt in Iran and the respect for human rights in Latin America, in order to know the EU’s position and point of view.
Mr Eamon GILMORE concluded the conference, reminding us that conflicts and violations of Human Rights persist, therefore it is essential, for the survival and welfare of Humanity, to work for the promotion of Human Rights, peace and stability around the world.
From left to right: Charles TITO POWELL, Spanish-British historian ; Eamon GILMORE, European Union special representative for human rights.
Cléo Martel, Political Science student, Sciences Po Rennes University.
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