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EU and FAO help six countries achieve Millennium Development Goal on hunger
EU and FAO help six countries achieve Millennium Development Goal on hunger

26/09/2013

Less than two years before the deadline set to achieve international development goals, the European Union (EU) and FAO step up their efforts to reduce world hunger assisting two million people in six countries with agricultural development activities worth nearly €60 million.

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EU is making major contribution to global fight against poverty
EU is making major contribution to global fight against poverty

23/09/2013

Over the last decade, thanks to EU funding, almost 14 million pupils could go to primary school, more than 46 million people were helped with cash or other in-kind benefits to ensure their food security, and over 7.5 million births were attended by skilled health workers, saving the lives of mothers and babies. These are just some of the new results published today by the European Commission on how it has helped reduce global poverty and supported the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), improving the lives of millions of people.

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EU to discuss future priorities for development cooperation with the Caribbean
EU to discuss future priorities for development cooperation with the Caribbean

19/09/2013

The EU Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, will take part tomorrow in a seminar in Guyana to discuss future development cooperation under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) (which will run from 2014-2020) for the Caribbean region.

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Commissioner Piebalgs  to discuss "The world we want: What visions for the post-2015?"
Commissioner Piebalgs to discuss "The world we want: What visions for the post-2015?"

17/09/2013

EU Commisioner for Development Andris Piebalgs attends today the Convergences Forum on Post 2015 development framework.

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A New Deal for Somalia: High-level event in Brussels
A New Deal for Somalia: High-level event in Brussels

16/09/2013

On 16 September 2013, the EU and Somalia will jointly organise a high-level event entitled "A new deal for Somalia" in Brussels. Somalia's eight-year transition ended in September 2012 with the peaceful handover to a new Federal Government. Now, the conference aims to sustain the positive momentum in the country and to ensure that it stays on the path to stability and peace, bringing prosperity to its people.

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Commissioner Piebalgs attends debate on how to create jobs for young people in developing countries

13/09/2013

The International Youth Job Creation Summit, hosted at the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills in London on Friday 13th September, is the springboard for action to engage young people in the challenge of solving the youth unemployment crisis over the next decade.

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New EU financial support to increase security in Somalia

09/09/2013

The EU will provide more than €124 million to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), which plays an essential role in supporting Somalia on its path towards stability and lasting peace.

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World Water Week: 70 million people connected to drinking water thanks to EU aid
World Water Week: 70 million people connected to drinking water thanks to EU aid

02/09/2013

Around 9 out of 10 people now have access to drinking water. The EU has contributed actively to this achievement by providing, between 2004 and 2012, access to drinking water to more than 70 million people in developing countries and improved sanitation facilities to more than 24 million people.

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