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Press Release: Regions and cities will play central role in success in UN’s development goals, EU says

The European Commission and the European Committee of the Regions have urged regional and local governments across Europe to embrace the opportunities offered by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Both institutions have called on them to integrate the sustainable-development agenda into their policies and to reach out to cities and regions – whether in  Full Article…

Aid for Trade – Report 2017: Review of progress by the EU and its Member States premium

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Press Release: EU signs new agreement to fund nuclear safety at the Chornobyl site

Today the European Commission and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) have signed a new agreement amounting to € 19.1 million to fund the Nuclear Safety Account and the completion of the Interim Storage Facility 2 (ISF2) in Chornobyl, to prevent radioactive releases and contribute to make the site environmentally safe and stable.

Press Release: Focus Day on Post-Disaster Response in Brussels

On June 9th 2017, more than 100 participants including ministers, permanent secretaries, ambassadors, disaster risk management (DRM) coordinators, recovery advisors and policy officers from African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries attended a ‘Focus Day’ on lessons learned from post-disaster response in ACP countries in the frame of the ACP-EU Natural Disaster Risk Reduction (NDRR) Programme.

Event: Technical Barriers to Trade in Africa, Caribbean and the Pacific – Evaluation Findings, Knowledge and Results Sharing from the ACP EU TBT Programme (22 June 2017) premium

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Press Release: World Reconstruction Conference 3

More than 800 participants from civil society, national and local governments, academia, the private sector and international organisations from around the world gathered in Brussels from 6-8 June 2017 for the Third Edition of the World Reconstruction Conference (WRC3). They addressed the role of post-crisis recovery and reconstruction for resilience building and disaster risk reduction  Full Article…

Press Release: EU steps up support to Nigeria for projects addressing renewable energy, the rule of law and support for youth

Today, during the European Development Days in Brussels, Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Development and Cooperation, is signing four Financing Agreements, for a total of €94.5 million funded through the Nigeria 11th European Development Fund (EDF). The Financing Agreements are counter-signed by Mrs Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, Nigerian Federal Minister of State for Budget and National  Full Article…

Press Release: The European Union confirms its commitment for the implementation of a regional programme to fight climate change in Latin America

“The European Commission, on behalf of the European Union, signs today five contracts for a total amount of €37 million for the implementation of the new regional programme in support of environmental sustainability and climate change mitigation and adaption in Latin America.”

Press Release: EU strengthens ties with the Pacific: International cooperation and development policy premium

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Press Release: Promoting women working with sustainable energy

“Today, on International Women’s Day, the European Commission is publishing a call for proposals on “Women & Sustainable Energy” making €20 million available for grants to implement activities promoting women’s entrepreneurship in the sustainable energy sector in developing countries.”

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