International Day of Forests 21 March
Around 1.6 billion people around the world depend on forests for their livelihood. Commissioner Neven Mimica reiterated this week the EU’s commitment to lead global efforts to fight illegal logging.
Read Neven Mimica’s message
EU Commission upholds commitment to gender equality
Ahead of Intl. Women's Day on March 8, all male members of the European Commission have given their support to the UN campaign #HeforShe aiming to make gender equality an issue for both men and women.
High-Level Event on Women’s Empowerment and Sustainable Development
Organised by the EC and the Latvian Presidency as part of the EYD2015 events, the conference will highlight the role of women and girls in moving towards sustainable development.
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EU announces support to secure Kariba dam and electricity generation
EU announces €64 million in funding for the rehabilitation of the Kariba dam, securing energy and economic development in both Zambia and Zimbabwe.
EYD 2015 – The European Year for Development
Find out about the Year: our partners, the events, the stories from all over the world on the EYD 2015 website. Keep up to date on what’s going on and read about life changing projects.
Visit the EYD 2015 website