European Union publishes Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy
The European Union has published its annual report on human rights and democracy globally for the year 2020. The document includes a statement by Josep Borrel, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign affairs and Security Policy. Borrel acknowledges the difficulties and challenges the year brought on the world. He draws attention to some of the most concerning consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic: the health of people and the exacerbated inequality seen through an increase in domestic violence and lack of education in the case of many children. The statement also emphasizes the actions taken by the EU to make sure that human rights are respected all over the world. In the end, Borrel defines the report as proof of the EU’s commitment to engage and protect human rights and democracy.