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European Union presents its progress towards #SustainableDevelopment

European Union presents its progress towards #SustainableDevelopment

| July 22, 2019

At the United Nations High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development in New York, the EU reaffirmed its strong commitment to deliver on the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – a shared global road map for a peaceful and prosperous world, with human well-being on a healthy planet at its core. A dedicated event […]

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#ExternalAction – More funds for #HumanRights, #Development and #Peace

#ExternalAction – More funds for #HumanRights, #Development and #Peace

| March 29, 2019

EU external action funding should support development, climate and environmental goals, and promote democracy, rule of law and human rights, say MEPs. On Wednesday (27 March), the European Parliament adopted its position on the proposed Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI). The new financial instrument would, once agreed by both Parliament and EU ministers, be […]

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EU strengthens its support for #GenevaPeaceProcess to end conflict in #Syria

EU strengthens its support for #GenevaPeaceProcess to end conflict in #Syria

| December 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Union has adopted a new €9 million programme to support peace and political transition in Syria. The European Union adopted the second phase of the ‘Syria Peace Support Initiative’ under the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP). As the continuation of phase I, the new phase will further provide financial, technical and […]

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#Aviation supporting #SustainableDevelopmentGoals

#Aviation supporting #SustainableDevelopmentGoals

The Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) today (3 October) released a new report at its Global Sustainable Aviation Summit, taking place in Geneva. Flying in Formation is a guide for the air transport industry to help understand the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals in an aviation context. ATAG Executive Director, Michael Gill said: “We hope […]

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EU Official #Development Assistance reaches highest level ever

EU Official #Development Assistance reaches highest level ever

New figures confirm that the European Union and its member states have consolidated their place as the world’s leading aid donor in 2016. Preliminary OECD figures show that Official Development Assistance (ODA) provided by the EU and its member states has reached €75.5 billion in 2016. This constitutes an 11% increase compared to 2015 levels. […]

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Kazakh president sets out five priorities for #Kazakhstan’s ‘Third Stage of Modernization’ 

Kazakh president sets out five priorities for #Kazakhstan’s ‘Third Stage of Modernization’ 

In his annual address to the nation, Nursultan Nazarbayev, the president of Kazakhstan, announced five main priorities as part of what he described as “Kazakhstan’s third stage of modernization”. The priorities are aimed at ensuring economic growth and supporting the country to become one of the top 30 most developed countries in the world by […]

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Security is about more than just #MilitarySpending

Security is about more than just #MilitarySpending

| March 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Security is not just about strong armies, aircraft carriers and boots-on-the-ground. Peace and stability in the 21st century demand that we tackle so-called ‘soft’ or non-traditional security challenges including development, governance, and environmental degradation, writes Shada Islam. The new President of the United States, Donald Trump, is clearly a hard security man. He talks and […]

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