23 SEPTEMBRE 2018
Owner of two farms covering 6 hectares in the suburb of Sirte in Libya, Saud Abdel Rahman made a living growing wheat and barley and breeding and selling sheep. He lived with his wife Masouda, two of his seven children and eight of his thirty-five grandchildren before the war turned their peaceful life upside down.
Kabul, Afghanistan, 23 September 2018 - The European Union (EU) is contributing Euros 25 million in support of Afghan children on the move and ending polio.
The four-year grant will enable UNICEF and partners to better reintegrate children on the move, and to provide them with a protective environment. It will also support UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Government of Afghanistan in their endeavor to eradicate polio.
The European Union has started as a peace project and has successfully transformed a war-torn and conflict-prone continent into a global actor in peacebuilding and conflict resolution. The European Union promotes peace across the globe by addressing the root causes of conflict, contributing to creating the necessary conditions for the reconstruction of societies and supporting the recovery of affected civilians. The International Day of Peace reminds us that peace is not a given.
The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has emphasised society’s need for dedicated journalists in raising the public’s awareness of the harsh realities which drive refugees to flee their homes.
After over five years of support to trust- and relationship-building in order to secure lasting peace among conflicting groups across south and central parts of Somalia, elders from both warring communities clans participating in the inter-clan dialogues in the Galgadud region negotiated the opening of the road connecting Balanbale to Herale through a local peace agreement. Prior to the agreement, the road had not been passable.
On 12 September 2018, on the occasion of his State of the Union Address, the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, presented three new and ambitious proposals to ensure full EU solidarity on migration and better protection of Europe's external borders. Particularly, the amended proposal for the reinforcement of the EU Asylum Agency, aims to ensure that Member States can rely on full EU Operational Support at all times.
Baghdad, September 16, 2018 – The World Bank Group and the European Union signed today a €15.6 million (US$18.1 equivalent) technical assistance program to strengthen public financial management (PFM) oversight and accountability Institutions in Iraq and increase the efficiency in the management of public resources and delivery of services.
EU Election Experts Mission (EEM) to Timor-Leste 2018
Upon the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Timor-Leste, the EU deployed an Election Expert Mission (EEM), composed of a political-electoral analyst and a legal analyst to assess the early legislative elections on 12 May 2018.
Following an invitation to observe the 2018 early legislative elections in the Republic of Timor-Leste on 12 May 2018, the European Union deployed an Election Experts Mission (EU EEM) on 16 April.
L’objectif est d’éradiquer le virus et de protéger les moyens d’existence de centaines de millions de familles rurales pauvres
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7 September 2018, Brussels - Over 45 countries today renewed their commitment to globally eradicate by 2030, _Peste des petits ruminants (PPR),_ a highly contagious and devastating disease responsible for the death of millions of sheep and goats each year. At the same time, countries urged resource partners and the development community to contribute in bridging the PPR Global Eradication Programme's $340 million funding gap.
The escalating violence at protests in the southern part of Iraq, which in the last two days reportedly left at least a further six protestors dead and many more injured, underlines the urgent need for a formation of a representative new government that will respond to the aspirations of the Iraqi people.
The European Union calls on the Iraqi security forces to show maximum restraint and for protesters to keep protests peaceful.
The ceasefire agreed among several groups yesterday under the auspices of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Libya Ghassan Salamé is a welcome step that should lead to the much-needed de-escalation of the violence in and around Tripoli.
We therefore call on all the parties involved to fully respect the agreement and implement all its terms in a spirit of compromise and in the interest of the Libyan people.
The global EU – UN "Spotlight Initiative" to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls launched its first programme in Southeast Asia: "Safe & Fair" is a €25 million (MMK …) project funded by the European Union that will allow the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and UN Women to work with governments in all ASEAN countries for better protection mechanisms and wide ranging information campaigns for women migrant workers.
The European Union, through the EU Trust Fund for Africa, and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) co-finance a project in Niger which helps local authorities identify development and infrastructure measures and strengthen their capacity to better address the consequences of migration. More than 150 000 people will benefit from better access to basic services which will also create 1 500 jobs.
More than 60,000 people including nearly 20,000 children in the Mt Hagen Central District, Western Highlands Province, are set to benefit from improved water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) services in the coming four years.
The improved WaSH services, to be delivered as part of a project jointly supported by the European Union (EU) and UNICEF in collaboration with the Government of Papua New Guinea, are expected to have significant positive impact on the productivity, health and well-being of beneficiaries.
La decisión del Gobierno de Guatemala de no renovar el mandato de la CICIG (Comisión Internacional contra la Impunidad en Guatemala) después de 2019 constituye un retroceso en la consolidación del estado de derecho.
En los últimos diez años, este organismo, establecido a pedido del gobierno de Guatemala, ha realizado una importante contribución a la lucha contra la corrupción y la impunidad.
La Unión Europea ha sido una firme defensora de su trabajo, en cooperación con la fiscal general.
The decision by the Government of Guatemala not to renew the mandate of CICIG (International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala) beyond 2019 constitutes a step backward in the consolidation of rule of law. In the last ten years this body, set up on request of the Guatemalan Government, has made an important contribution to the fight against corruption and impunity. The European Union has been a staunch supporter of its work, in cooperation with the attorney general.
The crisis in Mali, the instability in Libya and Boko Haram terrorism in the Lake Chad Basin are all threats to Niger's security and development. In addition, the country is faced with the illegal trafficking of drugs, weapons and human beings that serve to some extent in funding terrorist groups who use Niger's vast desert regions as trafficking routes or safe havens. This combination of threats makes it vital for Niger to have a well-functioning and capable security sector.