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EU to take leading role in global fight against poverty and strive for sustainable development

27/02/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 27 February 2013 As the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) come to an end in 2015 and the Rio+20 conference launched the process for the formulation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the European Commission acknowledges that both challenges must be tackled together through a joined up...

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Communication 'A decent Life for All: Ending poverty and giving the world a sustainable future'

27/02/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 27 February 2013 WHAT'S THE ISSUE? Eradicating poverty and ensuring that prosperity and well-being are sustainable are two of the pressing challenges facing the world. Over the last decade, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have helped drive the eradication of poverty and further human development.

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The EU strengthens its joint development strategy in Mali and steps up its response

26/02/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 26 February 2013 Today Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs hosted a coordination meeting of EU development ministers to reinforce the European Union's common response to Mali's development challenges.

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Joint Statement by High Representative/ Vice President Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Andris Piebalgs on the adoption of a "Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic...

24/02/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 24 February 2013 The HR/VP Catherine Ashton and Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs, welcome the adoption in Addis today of a "Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Region".

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EU Development Work in Burundi

20/02/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 20 February 2013 An overview of Burundi Burundi is a small, landlocked country that straddles Central and East Africa, with a total land area of 27,834 km2, and approximately 8.5 million inhabitants; about 15% of whom live in urban areas.

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Commissioner Piebalgs to launch new food security and energy projects during his visit to Burundi

20/02/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 February 2013 During a two-day visit to Burundi (21-22/02), EU Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs will announce an €18 million new project on food security for the benefit of around 20,000 households and to treat 80,000 undernourished children in the country.

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Speech: Rio+20: From Outcome to Implementation

19/02/2013

European Commission Janez Potočnik European Commissioner for Environment Opening statement on behalf of the EU and its Member States at the plenary session of the 27th session of the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum of the UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) Nairobi, 18 February 2013 Mr.

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New EU initiative to fight organised crime and human trafficking at EU borders

18/02/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 18 February 2013 A new €1.5 million project that will boost the fight against organised crime and human trafficking in Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Moldova and Turkey has been launched by the European Union.

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EU resumes its development cooperation with Mali

12/02/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 12 February 2013 At the Informal Development Ministers meeting in Dublin today, European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, announced the fully-fledged resumption of development aid in Mali.

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Joint Statement on the International Day against Female Genital Mutilation

06/02/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 6 February 2013 On the occasion of the International Day of Zero Tolerance against Female Genital Mutilation (6 February 2013) High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the Commission Catherine Ashton, Vice-President Viviane Reding, the EU's Justice Commissioner, Development Commissioner...

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