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20 Mar 2018 description

By Anouar Boukhars

March 19, 2018

Persistent economic and social disparities between urban centers and outlying communities present an ongoing source of instability for countries in the Maghreb.

Highlights

17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

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.

02 Oct 2017 description

Peace and stability are key to achieving the Global Goals in the Arab States, EU-UNDP report says

First report on the partnership between the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Arab States was released today in Brussels.

Entitled “ Empowering people and building peaceful societies”, the report showcases results of the many initiatives carried out by the EU and UNDP, impacting the lives of millions of people across the region.

04 Jun 2016 description

Strategic Assessment

The global terrorist threat continued to evolve rapidly in 2015, becoming increasingly decentralized and diffuse. Terrorist groups continued to exploit an absence of credible and effective state institutions, where avenues for free and peaceful expression of opinion were blocked, justice systems lacked credibility, and where security force abuses and government corruption went unchecked.

06 Oct 2014 description
report African Union

Addis Ababa, 29 September 2014: Based on the approval of the African Union Commission Chairperson, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and as part of its continuous efforts to enhance democratic election in Africa, the African Union Commission will deploy a long term election observers mission for the scheduled parliamentary and presidential elections in the Republic of Tunisia in October and November 2014.

05 Aug 2014 description

“[I]f the dignity of the individual is upheld across Africa, then I believe Americans will be more free as well, because I believe that none of us are fully free when others in the human family remain shackled by poverty or disease or oppression. … Governments that respect the rights of their citizens and abide by the rule of law do better, grow faster, draw more investment than those who don’t.” – President Obama, Cape Town, South Africa, June 30, 2013

31 Jul 2014 description

THE PROJECT IN BRIEF

Topic: Support for democratic transition
Country/region: Tunisia
Partners: Various
Project objectives: Promoting the role of women in politics; promoting independent media coverage; reform of the justice and security sector
Target groups: Tunisian politicians, security and justice apparatus, media sector, indirectly: Tunisian citizenry
Cost: approx. CHF 100,000
Duration: As yet undetermined
Contact: dsf@eda.admin.ch

04 Jun 2013 description
report European Union

Summary: 1 June 2013, Singapore - Speech delivered by European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton on "Defending national interests, preventing conflict" at the Shangri-La Dialogue

27 May 2013 description

Une stratégie unique qui englobe pour la première fois l’aide humanitaire, la coopération technique et financière, les mesures de politique économique et commerciale et la coopération avec les pays de l’Est : ce tournant important a été salué aussi bien par le Parlement que par l’opinion publique, soulignent le directeur de la DDC Martin Dahinden et Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch, Secrétaire d’Etat et directrice du SECO, dans le rapport annuel 2012 sur la coopération internationale de la Suisse qui vient de sortir de presse.

27 May 2013 description

The just-published 2012 Annual Report on Switzerland's International Cooperation sets out a unified strategy that encompasses – for the first time – humanitarian aid, technical and financial cooperation, economic and trade policy measures, and cooperation with the countries of Eastern Europe. SDC Director-General Martin Dahinden and State Secretary and Director of SECO Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch stress that this important milestone has been welcomed both by Parliament and by public opinion.

22 May 2013 description

Testimony, Donald Y. Yamamoto
Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs
Opening Statement
Washington, DC
May 21, 2013

[Before the House Subcommittees on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights; International Organizations; Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade; Middle East and North Africa]

09 Mar 2012 description

Three False Choices, Three Crucial Opportunities

Council on Foreign Relations
New York, NY
March 7, 2012

[As Prepared]

INTRODUCTION—What it Means to Elevate Development

Video courtesy of the Council on Foreign Relations

13 Feb 2012 description

Fact Sheet

Washington, DC

February 13, 2012

The President’s FY 2013 Budget for the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) strengthens U.S. national security, advances America’s economic interests, and elevates America’s global leadership through diplomacy and development. It supports U.S. businesses, protects Americans at home and abroad, and stops the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. It supports our allies and partners, prevents conflict, promotes democracy, and reflects our core values.

13 Feb 2012 description
report African Union

CONFÉRENCE DE L'UNION
Dix-huitième session ordinaire
29 – 30 janvier 2012
Addis-Abeba (Éthiopie)

Assembly/AU/Dec. 391 – 415 (XVIII)
Assembly/AU/Res. 1 (XVIII)
Assembly/AU/Decl. 1 - 3 (XVIII)

13 Feb 2012 description
report African Union

ASSEMBLY OF THE UNION
Eighteenth Ordinary Session
29 – 30 January 2012
Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA

Assembly/AU/Dec.391-415(XVIII)
Assembly/AU/Res.1(XVIII)
Assembly/AU/Decl.1-3(XVIII)

09 Feb 2012 description

Media Note

Washington, DC

February 9, 2012

Officials from the United States and more than twenty countries will convene in Tunis, Tunisia on February 9-10 for the inaugural meeting of the Community of Democracies Tunisia Task Force. The United States will be providing $5 million to support priorities emerging from the work of the Task Force and the broader Tunisian transition to democracy.

19 Dec 2011 description

Remarks
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Pier Sixty at Chelsea Pier
New York, NY

December 16, 2011

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you. (Applause.) Oh, my goodness. Well, if it ever were a secret. (Laughter.)

Thank you, Marc, and thanks to all of you for being part of this evening to support such an extraordinary, important organization that is relied upon certainly across the world, and that includes the State Department.

17 Nov 2011 description

Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco

November 16th, 2011

The Fourth Meeting of the Arab-Turkish Cooperation Forum at the level of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs was held in Rabat, the Kingdom of Morocco on November 16th, 2011 between the League of Arab States and the Republic of Turkey.