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Commissioner Piebalgs attends the Informal Development Council in Florence (Italy) - photo © ANSA
Commissioner Piebalgs attends the Informal Development Council in Florence (Italy)
15/07/2014

EU Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, will take part in the Informal Development Council being held today in Florence.

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Central African Republic: EU launches its first multi-donor trust fund - photo © ANSA
Central African Republic: EU launches its first multi-donor trust fund
14/07/2014

The EU is about to launch its first ever multi-donor development trust fund, in support of the Central African Republic (CAR). With an initial amount of €64 million the fund creates an effective and coordinated international instrument to help the population of the country and contribute to its stabilisation.

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High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
11/07/2014

At the closure of the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), held at UN Headquarters in New York from 30 June to 9 July 2014, Andris Piebalgs, Commissioner for Development, and Janez Potočnik, Commissioner for the Environment, welcomed its conclusions. 

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Commissioner Piebalgs promotes food security and nutrition in developing countries at an event in Rome
03/07/2014

EU Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, will today participate in an event to promote global food and nutrition security and increase resilience for rural poor people. 

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EU announces significant new funding for education
EU announces significant new funding for education
27/06/2014

New funding to support education in developing countries over the next seven years, through the Global Partnership for Education, (or GPE), was today announced by European Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs.

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World Refugee Day: time for solidarity
World Refugee Day: time for solidarity
20/06/2014

Commissioners Andris Piebalgs (Development), Kristalina Georgieva (International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response),  and Cecilia Malmström (Home Affairs) have published a joint statement on the increasing number of refugees and displaced people around the world.

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Joint declaration of ACP-EU countries on the development agenda beyond 2015
Joint declaration of ACP-EU countries on the development agenda beyond 2015
20/06/2014

Today the Joint Council of Ministers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) and EU countries agreed on a joint declaration for a global development agenda for the time after 2015, once the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) reach their target date.

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Commissioner Piebalgs signs the first multi-donor trust fund managed by the EU, for the Central African Republic (Florence, 15/07/2014)
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Statement by Commissioner Piebalgs on the adoption of the 2014 Accountability Report on Financing for Development
03/07/2014

The EU Annual Accountability Report on Financing for Development has just been published, and it shows progress on a range of commitments. Financing played a key role in development: in 2013 and the EU and its Member States alone provided €56.5 billion to global efforts to overcome poverty, remaining the world’s most generous donor. But […]

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