Baghdad, 25 May 2017 – The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), the Iraqi Ministry of Interior (MoI) and the European Union (EU) celebrated the completion of the ‘Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Defeat Course’ which took place at the Ministry of Interior Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Training Center in Salman Pak. The course was funded through a generous contribution from the EU.
Port-au-Prince, le 22 mai 2017. La Banque européenne d’investissement (BEI) a signé aujourd'hui un accord de prêt d'un montant de 3 millions d'euros avec Action pour la Coopération avec la Microentreprise (ACME) afin d’élargir l’accès aux financements pour les femmes et les emprunteurs des régions rurales, ainsi que pour la population vivant dans les zones touchées par l’ouragan Matthew. La ligne de crédit de la BEI permettra de financer jusqu’à 20.000 micro prêts en Haïti et de donner accès au crédit à des populations défavorisées dans tout le pays.
The European Union (EU), the African Union (AU), the League of Arab States (LAS), and the United Nations (UN) met in Brussels on 23rd May 2017 to assess developments in Libya since their last meeting in Cairo on 18th March 2017 and further coordinate their efforts to advance the political process and assist Libya in its democratic transition.
The reports of violence at the Brak al-Shati air base in southern Libya and the high numbers of fatalities, including civilians and alleged summary executions, constitute a worrying development.
Violence is not a solution to Libya's challenges. It can only put at risk the ongoing work to find a peaceful and negotiated solution to the political and security crisis.
All parties need to exercise restraint, cease all hostilities and avoid further escalation of violence for sake of all Libyans.
The Council adopts a new European consensus on development
EU agreed on a new consensus for development - another step towards EU development cooperation.
On 19 May, the Council adopted a new European consensus on development. This joint statement by the three institutions (Parliament, Council and Commission) sets out a new framework for development cooperation for the EU and its member states.
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HOPES - Higher and Further Education Opportunities and Perspectives for Syrians
HOPES is launching the Call for Proposals (CfP) to support 40 innovative education initiatives targeting refugees and vulnerable host communities across Egypt, Northern Iraq (KRI), Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and/or Syria.