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Parliamentary questions
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5 November 2020
Question for written answer  E-006040/2020/rev.1
to the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
Rule 138
Kateřina Konečná (GUE/NGL)
 Answer in writing 
 Subject: Geneva Consensus Declaration

The Governments of Brazil, Egypt, Hungary, Indonesia, Uganda and the United States co-sponsored a virtual gathering on 22 October 2020 in Washington DC for the international ceremonial signing of the Geneva Consensus Declaration on Promoting Women’s Health and Strengthening the Family. On that day, 33 countries signed the declaration, representing more than 1.6 billion people from all over the world. The declaration establishes a formal united coalition in opposition to the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which forms the basis for the definition of human rights under international law, such as the right to abortion.

Given that the declaration opposes European values:

How will the Vice-President of the Commission⁰/⁰High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (VP/HR) react to this declaration?

Will he hold talks with the countries that signed the declaration?

Will he try to convince the Member States that signed the declaration to withdraw their signature?

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