The Director-General of the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development, Stefano Manservisi, was in Cuba, Colombia and Haiti last week to discuss the EU’s current and future partnerships with these countries on bilateral, regional and global issues.
The EU and Guyana have concluded negotiations on a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT). The new agreement will give EU-based timber buyers assurance that timber products from Guyana are legal. It will help improve forest governance, tackle illegal logging and promote trade in verified legal timber products.
This third progress report presents highlights of operational developments in the European Union's (EU) external assistance concerned with nutrition and provides updates on progress towards its two commitments in nutrition :
- to support partner countries in reducing the number of stunted children under the age of five by at least 7 million by 2025
- to ensure the allocation of EUR 3.5 billion between 2014 and 2020 to improve nutrition in developing countries.
Marcos Isaac Ortiz Velásquez, is a 21 year-old young man who studies his Bachelor Degree in Education. He lives in the city of Namasigüe, Department of Choluteca in southern Honduras. Isaac participated in the advocacy processes managed by the project since 2015.