The Pacific

The Pacific

The action entitled "Budget support for the digital strategy of the Territory of Wallis and Futuna" has been modified by changing the way in which the technical assistance is implemented from indirect to direct management.
Today the European Union and Australia agreed to strengthen support for sustainable infrastructure and development in the Pacific. At a joint public forum at the NSW Parliament, the European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, and Assistant Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator the Hon Anne Ruston, discussed the infrastructure needs of the Pacific. The Asian Development Bank estimates the region requires US$3.1 billion in investment per year up until 2030 to assist in infrastructure development.
At the occasion of a visit to the Pacific region, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica signed over €50 million support programmes for the Pacific in the sectors of water and sanitation, malnutrition, renewable energy, sustainable waste management, rural entrepreneurship and climate change adaptation.
Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica is on an official visit to the Pacific Islands and Australia. The aim of the visit is to reconfirm the EU's commitment to the region and to strengthen dialogue, as well as to launch substantial development cooperation. He will meet with, amongst others, Fiji's Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism Ms. Premila Kumar, the Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism Ms. Premila Kumar and the Prime Minister of Tuvalu, Hon. 
The European Union and the United Nations are announcing today a €50 million investment to tackle domestic violence in the Pacific region, as part of the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative.
The EU supports agricultural research and contributes to the development of innovative solutions for smallholder farmers to improve their production and make it more sustainable and resilient.
The EU supports agricultural research and contributes to the development of innovative solutions for smallholder farmers to improve their production and make it more sustainable and resilient.  
The objective pursued by the programme is to increase sustainable and inclusive economic development of rural areas in Papua New Guinea.
The project aims to promote accessible Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for persons with disabilities in the Pacific.
The project aims to support national Disabled Persons Organizations (DPOs) to carry out accessibility audit of key public services buildings, transport facilities and government websites.

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