Latin America

Latin America

The focus of this Fourth Progress Report is on the effectiveness of nutrition related interventions and on the progress towards the Commission’s commitments on nutrition: to support partner countries to reduce the number of stunted children under the age of five by at least 7 million by 2025; and to allocate EUR 3.5 billion to nutrition between 2014 and 2020.
2018 - Second Annual Report to the Management Board.
The northeast of Brazil is one of the country’s poorest regions. The population suffers from recurrent droughts and lack of access to water sources and technology. Adaptive technology during periods of droughts is crucial for their survival.  Sharing of experiences and best practices among women groups in a solidary and cooperative way is increasing their political and economic empowerment.  
Joint Communication to the European Parliament and the Council European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean: joining forces for a common future
Today, the European Union has issued a policy document setting out its vision for deepening its relationship with partner countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. The EU-LAC Communication will serve as a blueprint for closer ties between our two regions – turning that vision into reality.
In Colombia, the EU Trust Fund demonstrated its ability to quickly turn political priorities into action on the ground. Following the agreement between President Santos and Commissioner Mimica in May 2018 to devote € 15 million of the Trust Fund to support the reincorporation of former FARC combatants, activities started in the Temporary Reincorporation Centre of Agua Bonita (Caquetá) as soon as August.
The Commission’s Director-General for International Cooperation and Development, Stefano Manservisi, arrives in Cuba today to co-chair the first EU-Cuba Sustainable Development Dialogue. The dialogue will take stock of the progress towards meeting the Sustainable Development Goals in Cuba and the EU.
Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean have undergone enormous changes in the last ten years. Notably, the social and economic structure in the LAC region has changed. To be relevant, our partnership has to reflect and keep pace with these changes. Costa Rica is a good example of a partner country in which our cooperation is evolving. As the country has become an upper middle income country, our engagement with it has shifted. We now enjoy a more strategic partnership of equals, based on shared values and benefits.
Strengthening restorative justice
Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica is on an official visit to Buenos Aires to promote innovative multilateral partnerships for sustainable development, in particular triangular cooperation, and to discuss the EU's cooperation with Argentina.

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