Today EU Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, will take part in the second UN High Level Meeting on the post-Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) agenda beyond 2015, which takes place in Monrovia, Liberia. The meeting will be co-chaired by David Cameron, UK Prime Minister, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia and Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, President of Indonesia.
Donor Conference on Mali: EU pledges € 50 million to support an African-led peace operation (AFISMA)
Today, at a donor conference on Mali hosted by the African Union in Addis Ababa, Commissioner for development, Andris Piebalgs, representing the European Union, confirmed the contribution of €50 million from the European Union to support the African-led International Support Mission to Mali (AFISMA).
Today, the European Commission and Afghan Minister of Finance, Omar Zakhilwal, will sign two financing agreements worth €185 million to support new programmes in health and agriculture.
Today, at a meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council on the subject of Mali, called by the EU High Representative Catherine Ashton, the European Union decided to earmark € 50 million through the ‘African Peace Facility’ to support the deployment of the African-led International Support Mission to Mali (AFISMA).
Around 170 million of the world’s poorest children cannot reach their full potential due to under-nutrition. After their meeting in Brussels, EU Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs and CEO of Save the Children Jasmine Whitbread agreed to join forces and speed up the fight against child hunger and under-nutrition and call on other partners to take the action needed to give the chance of a new life to millions of children.
I welcome the Court of Auditor's special report on EU aid in the road sector in sub-Saharan Africa published today. I am pleased to see that the Court recognised the importance of the EU work in the road sector and the contribution of this sector to poverty alleviation and development. I'm also glad that the report shows that these investments, together with policy dialogue, institutional support and technical cooperation, have helped to ensure the sustainability of roads in the region
A new project which will boost security and the safety of maritime routes across seven African countries in the Gulf of Guinea was announced today by the European Union.
Joint statement by High-Representative and Vice-President of the European Commission, Catherine Ashton, Commissioners Kristalina Georgieva and Andris Piebalgs.