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17 Nov 2017 description
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We managed to get more control over the Central Mediterranean route with arrivals in August down by 81% compared to the same month last year. In doing so, we have drastically reduced the loss of life in the Mediterranean.
- European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, State of the Union Address, 13 September 2017

17 Oct 2017 description
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On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

20 Jun 2016 description
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Council conclusions on the Sahel

07 Jul 2015 description
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Summary: 6 July 2015, Brussels - Today, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, co-signed new regional funding for cooperation with representatives of regional organisations from West Africa, covering the time until 2020. The so-called Regional Indicative Programme under the 11th European Development Fund amounts to a total of €1.15 billion.

23 Jun 2015 description
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On 17 June, in Brussels, the foreign ministers of the 'Sahel G5' (Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Chad) met HRVP Federica Mogherini and Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Christos Stylianidis. This was the first meeting in this format, although the EU has close bilateral relations with each of the Sahel countries.

23 Jun 2015 description
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Le 17 juin 2015, la Haute Représentante et Vice-Présidente (HRVP), Mme Federica Mogherini, le Commissaire aux affaires humanitaires et à la gestion des crises, M. Christos Stylianides et les Ministres des Affaires étrangères des pays du G5 Sahel (Burkina Faso, SE Monsieur Moussa B. Nebie; Mali, SE Monsieur Abdoulaye Diop; Mauritanie, SE Madame Vatma Vall Mint Soueina; Niger, SE Madame Kane Aïchatou Boulama et Tchad, SE Monsieur Moussa Faki Mahamat) se sont rencontrés à Bruxelles.

21 Apr 2015 description
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Council conclusions on the Sahel Regional Action Plan 2015-2020

09 Dec 2014 description
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Summary: 8 December 2014, Brussels - EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, has announced €61 million of new support in response to the Ebola crisis in the affected countries of West Africa, during a visit to Guinea. This will include direct support to the governments of Guinea and Liberia to help them cushion the impact of the economic effects of the outbreak, as well as measures to address security issues in affected countries. In addition, existing health and awareness programmes will be refocused to specifically tackle the challenge of Ebola.

12 Sep 2014 description
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MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

06 Feb 2014 description
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Background and context

The Sahel region is one of the poorest in the world. Countries of the Sahel face considerable challenges related to extreme poverty, internal tensions, institutional weaknesses, a growing demography, frequent food crises, fragile governance, illegal trafficking, radicalization and violent extremism.

04 Feb 2014 description

Urgent aid to the Central African Republic also discussed at UNICEF Executive Board meeting

NEW YORK, 4 February 2014 – The European Union announced today that it has allocated €320 million ($431 million) through UNICEF to improve the health and nutrition of children and women in 15 developing countries and to help speed progress in meeting the Millennium Development Goals.

04 Feb 2014 description

La question d’une aide humanitaire d’urgence pour la République centrafricaine a également été discutée lors de la réunion du Conseil d’administration de l’UNICEF

NEW YORK, 4 février 2014 – L’Union européenne a annoncé aujourd’hui l’octroi de 320 millions d’euros (431 millions de dollars É.-U.) par l’intermédiaire de l’UNICEF pour améliorer la santé et l’alimentation des enfants et des femmes dans quinze pays en développement et pour permettre d’accélérer les progrès vers la réalisation des Objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement (OMD).

29 Jul 2013 description
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Bruxelles, le 28 juillet 2013

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Le porte-parole de Catherine Ashton, Haute Représentante de l'Union pour les affaires étrangères et la politique de sécurité et vice-présidente de la Commission, a fait la déclaration suivante dimanche 28 juillet au soir, alors que les opérations de dépouillement du scrutin présidentiel au Mali étaient toujours en cours:

16 Jan 2013 description
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The EU has a comprehensive approach to the crisis in the Sahel region. In March 2011, the Council welcomed the presentation of an EU Strategy for Security and Development in the Sahel. This strategy is based on the assumptions that development and security are interconnected and can be mutually supportive and that the complex crisis in the Sahel requires a regional answer. On 23 July, the Council adopted conclusions aimed at accelerating the implementation of this strategy.

11 Oct 2012 description
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L’UE a adopté une approche globale face à la crise au Sahel. En mars 2011, le Conseil a accueilli favorablement la présentation d'une stratégie de l’Union européenne pour la sécurité et le développement dans la région du Sahel, qui repose sur deux postulats: premièrement, développement et sécurité sont étroitement liés et peuvent se renforcer mutuellement et, deuxièmement, la crise complexe qui frappe le Sahel appelle une réponse régionale. Le 23 juillet, le Conseil a adopté des conclusions visant à accélérer la mise en œuvre de cette stratégie.

11 Oct 2012 description
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The EU has a comprehensive approach to the crisis in the Sahel region. In March 2011, the Council welcomed the presentation of an EU Strategy for Security and Development in the Sahel. This strategy is based on the assumptions that development and security are interconnected and can be mutually supportive and that the complex crisis in the Sahel requires a regional answer. On 23 July, the Council adopted conclusions aimed at accelerating the implementation of this strategy.

23 Jul 2012 description
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3183ème session du Conseil
AFFAIRES ETRAGERES

Bruxelles, 23 juillet 2012 Le Conseil a adopté les conclusions suivantes:

  1. L'Union européenne (l’UE) est vivement préoccupée par la dégradation de la situation au Mali et son impact négatif sur la paix et la stabilité régionales et internationales.

16 Jul 2012 description
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Factsheet on EUCAP SAHEL Niger

Bruxelles, le 16 juillet 2012
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PRESSE 305

Le Conseil a donné aujourd'hui son feu vert à une nouvelle mission dans le cadre de la politique de sécurité et de défense commune (PSDC) visant à appuyer la lutte contre la criminalité organisée et le terrorisme dans la région du Sahel. Cette mission a été baptisée EUCAP SAHEL Niger. La décision intervenue aujourd'hui crée la base juridique de la mission, qui devrait démarrer au mois d'août.

23 Mar 2012 description
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3157th Foreign Affairs Council meeting, Brussels, 22 and 23 March 2012

The Council adopted the following conclusions:

  1. One year after the presentation of an EU Strategy for Security and Development in the Sahel and in the context of the turbulent events in the wider region coinciding with a new food crisis, the Council reaffirmed its commitment to contribute to the development of a peaceful, stable and prosperous Sahel region.