The European Union will support a project to build a desalination plant which will use renewable energy to provide water to 200,000 inhabitants, one-fourth of the country's population, in some of Djibouti's poorest areas. The announcement was made today by Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, and Djiboutian Prime Minister, Mr Dileita Mohamed Dileita, during his visit to Brussels.
Plus d'un million de personnes pourront avoir accès à l'eau potable et à l'assainissement de base en milieu rural en Côte d'Ivoire grâce à un programme que vient de lancer la Commission européenne.
On 13 and 14 December, European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, participates in the Summit for African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) in Equatorial Guinea to discuss the future of the group after 2020, when the Cotonou Partnership Agreement (CPA) expires.
Today the world celebrates the Human Rights Day after the signature, 64 years ago, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Democracy and human rights are universal values that play a fundamental role in the fight towards poverty alleviation and conflict prevention and resolution. The European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) is the concrete instrument of the EU for the promotion of democracy and human rights into all of its external policies.
L'Union européenne (UE) va mobiliser des fonds additionnels de 25 millions d'euros pour aider le gouvernement du Burkina Faso dans sa réponse à la crise alimentaire.
Commissioner Piebalgs begins today a two-day visit to London (UK) to attend the High-Level Meeting of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), which will mark the official launch of the 2012 Development Cooperation Report.