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The Commission and the UN agencies team up to fight food insecurity

24/06/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 24 June 2011 – On Monday, 27 June, the European Commission, together with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Fund for Agricultural ...

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Examples of EU actions to address food insecurity and EU cooperation with FAO, IFAD and WFP

24/06/2011

MEMO/11/453 Brussels, 24 June 2011 Reducing the number of people suffering from hunger by 2015 is a priority for the European Union and has also been set by the international community as the first Millennium Development Goal....

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Towards a global green economy and better governance – the Commission presents policy orientations for the Rio+20 Conference

20/06/2011

European Commission - Press release Towards a global green economy and better governance – the Commission presents policy orientations for the Rio+20 Conference Brussels, 20 June 2011- Today the European Commission adopted a Communication preparing the ...

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Examples of EU development cooperation with Bangladesh

20/06/2011

MEMO/11/431 Brussels, 20 June 2011 When EU cooperation with Bangladesh was established in 1973, it was primarily concerned with humanitarian aid, as Bangladesh has been vulnerable to floods and cyclones....

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EU resumes full development cooperation with Niger

20/06/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 June 2011 - The Council confirmed today that the EU is fully resuming development cooperation with the Republic of Niger, following the country’s successful democratic transition and return to constitutional ...

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Commissioner Piebalgs in Bangladesh to support encouraging progress for poverty reduction and strengthen development cooperation

20/06/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 June 2011 - On Tuesday, 21 June, European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs will arrive to Dhaka (Bangladesh), together with German Development Minister Dirk Niebel, for an official visit to ...

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Commissioner Piebalgs calls for urgent reforms in finance and governance to accelerate poverty reduction during visit to Afghanistan

19/06/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 June 2011 - EU Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, today arrived in Afghanistan, for a visit designed to discuss the next steps of EU cooperation with the country....

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Commissioner Piebalgs visits Afghanistan: Examples of EU aid to Afghanistan

19/06/2011

MEMO/11/422 Brussels, 19 June 2011 The EU is one of the major donors to Afghanistan, providing some €1 billion -with contributions from Member States- each year. Between 2002- 2010 the European Commission alone committed more than €2 billion in assistance ...

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Commissioner Piebalgs statement from Islamabad (Pakistan) after the signature of €225 million worth of aid for agriculture, education and governance

17/06/2011

MEMO/11/421 Brussels, 17 June 2011 Commissioner Piebalgs said: "Pakistan is the subject of very close attention from the European Union. First of all it's a very huge country and there is very substantial power in this country....

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The EU ready to increase its assistance to Pakistan and urges continued reform

16/06/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 16 June 2011 - On 16 June 2011, European Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs arrived, together with German Development Minister Dirk Niebel, in Islamabad for a joint visit to Pakistan....

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Joint EU- US Statement : EU –US Development Dialogue London, 13 June 2011

16/06/2011

MEMO/11/414 Brussels, 16 June 2011 Joint EU- US Statement : EU –US Development Dialogue London On Monday 14 June, the United States and the European Union met to discuss cooperation and collaboration on development assistance in the second US-EU High ...

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Examples of EU funded Projects in Pakistan

16/06/2011

MEMO/11/409 Brussels, 16 June 2011 Education Over one third of Pakistan’s 187 million people is younger than 14, while two-thirds of all Pakistanis are younger than 30. Pakistan has at least 7 million out-of-school children and one in two adults is illiterate. ...

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Andris Piebalgs European Commissioner for Development The future of EU-Pakistan relations Keynote speech at Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, 16 June 2011

16/06/2011

SPEECH/11/445 Mr. Vice Chancellor, Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for your kind invitation to address you today. As a politician with responsibility for the European Union’s development programmes, I always welcome the opportunity to speak to university ...

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Joint statement by High Representative/Vice-PresJoint statement by High Representative/Vice-President Catherine Ashton, Vice-President Viviane Reding, Commissioner for Development Andris Pie

12/06/2011

MEMO/11/403 Brussels, 12 June 2011 “Today we commemorate World Day against Child Labour. The EU welcomes a steady decline in child labour since 2006 when the International Labour Organisation (ILO) set a visionary target to eliminate the worst forms of ...

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European Commission announces an extra €10 million to provide life-saving vaccines

10/06/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 10 June 2011 -New funding to help immunize millions of people against preventable diseases will be pledged on Monday, 13 June, by EU Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs....

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European Commission announces €10 million to provide life-saving vaccines

10/06/2011

MEMO/11/396 Brussels, 10 June 2011 New funding to help immunize millions of people against preventable diseases will be pledged on Monday, 13 June, by Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs. Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs will represent the ...

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Development cooperation: EU and US joining forces on global health and aid effectiveness

10/06/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 10 June 2011 - On Monday, 13 June, European Commissioner Andris Piebalgs and USAID Administrator Dr Rajiv Shah will meet in London as part of the EU-US Development Dialogue which has been resumed last year. ...

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