Peace and security

Peace and security

Humanitarian crises are becoming more frequent, severe, complex and protracted. Displacement is occurring on an unprecedented scale. As a result, humanitarian response capacity is stretched while the funding gap is widening. There is increasing recognition that alternative approaches are needed to meet the growing needs of the people heavily hit by crisis and shocks.
The objective pursued by the programme is to improve access to justice for women, the poor and people living in vulnerable situations.
The Fourth Edition of the World Reconstruction Conference (WRC4) concluded yesterday in Geneva, having gathered over 1 000 participants from national and local governments, civil society, the private sector, academia, and international organisations from around the world. The conference, which aimed to promote inclusion for resilient recovery, examined why certain minority groups are left behind by post-disaster recovery processes, and how they can better be included.
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.
In the framework of the PESCAO programme, the Sub-Regional Fisheries Commission (SRFC) organises joint operations at sea aimed at inspecting fishing vessels. Inspectors of the Eurpean Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) participate in these operations.
The Operational Guidance addresses the existing gap in the EU's analytical/methodological work in the area of cyber capacity building and will serve as the main reference point for the design and implementation of all future EU external cyber capacity-building actions. It provides a comprehensive practical framework for EU external actions against cybercrime and for promoting cybersecurity and cyber resilience.
The EU promotes development approaches which contribute to strengthen the resilience of communities to violent extremism around the world. The new brochure entitled STRIVE for Development: Strengthening Resilience to Violence and Extremism provides an outline of the most important concepts, and presents EU policy for counter-terrorism and countering violent extremism as well as specific projects in key regions.
The EU has announced new funding totalling EUR 125 million for the Sahel countries at the coordination conference of the G5 Sahel partners and donors, which took place today in Nouakchott, Mauritania. The fresh injection of EUR 125 million will be used for the swift launch of new initiatives, which are in line with the priorities set by the G5 Sahel to enhance development and security. The measures will focus on boosting the resilience and social cohesion of the most vulnerable groups in the cross-border regions.
I-SING (Investing in the Safety and Integrity of Adolescent Girls) is a two-year programme, funded by the European Union via the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa – EUTF, which will run from September 2016 to January 2019. It seeks to improve the safety, livelihood and personal agency of adolescent girls in North East Nigeria. I-SING targets 12,000 adolescent girls and 5,000 adolescent boys with life skills, reproductive health knowledge, psycho-social support, financial literacy and job readiness and livelihood trainings delivered within safe spaces.
I-SING (Investing in the Safety and Integrity of Adolescent Girls) is a two-year program, funded by the European Union via the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa – EUTF, which will run from September 2016 to January 2019. It seeks to improve the safety, livelihood and personal agency of adolescent girls in North East Nigeria.

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