The European Union has decided to finance a new programme, worth €5.5 million, to facilitate access to basic health care for pregnant women and children under five in the regions of Biombo, Cacheu, Ohio and Farim in Guinea-Bissau, which have a total population of approximately 520 000 people.
125 million girls and women alive today have undergone some form of genital mutilation or cutting in a swath of 29 countries across Africa and the Middle East.
L’Union européenne finance un nouveau projet qui remettra en état de service 111km du tronçon dégradé de la route entre la ville de Zinder (au Niger) et la frontière avec le Nigéria.
Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday is celebrated today in South Africa and worldwide, coinciding with the sixth EU-South Africa summit.
Ahead of the EU-South Africa Summit to take place on July 18 in Pretoria (South Africa), the European Union has approved a ground-breaking €100 million programme to support infrastructure development, through an innovative grant-loan blending mechanism, for South Africa and the region.
The European Commission has today adopted a Communication to propose key principles for financing poverty eradication and sustainable development after 2015, when the target date of the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), is reached.
EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik and EU Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs today attend an event to present in Brussels the UN High-level panel (HLP) report on the development agenda after 2015, once the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) reach their target date.
EU Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, attends today the World Trade Organisation's Fourth Global Review of Aid for Trade: “Connecting to value chains” in Geneva. The meeting will be a key opportunity for donors and developing countries to come together to look at how Aid for Trade (AfT) is helping people across the world to trade and what has been achieved so far.
Today, the European Commission announced €27 million of financial support to help improve the renewable energy policy in Nigeria. Currently, a large part of the Nigerian population lacks access to energy or relies on polluting fuels such as fuel wood and charcoal with severe consequences for health and the environment.