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UK pledges cash for #Commonwealth education, urges #malaria fight

UK pledges cash for #Commonwealth education, urges #malaria fight

| April 19, 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May pledged cash to help improve children’s education in the Commonwealth and called for a commitment from fellow leaders to tackle malaria on Tuesday (17 April), writes William James. May’s government is looking to reinvigorate the Commonwealth, a 53-country network of mostly former British colonies, as it seeks to define its post-Brexit […]

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EU steps up aid for #Nigeria, #Niger and #Cameroon as humanitarian crisis worsens

EU steps up aid for #Nigeria, #Niger and #Cameroon as humanitarian crisis worsens

The European Commission is providing additional humanitarian assistance to help address the worsening situation in the Lake Chad region. Today (4 August) the European Commission has announced an additional €12.5 million in humanitarian aid to support people in Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon as they face a deteriorating humanitarian crisis. Today’s additional emergency assistance will help […]

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#EUTurkey: Médecins Sans Frontières will no longer take funds from European Union

#EUTurkey: Médecins Sans Frontières will no longer take funds from European Union

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has announced today (17 June) that they will no longer take funds from the European Union and member states, in opposition to what they perceive as damaging deterrence policies and intensifying attempts to push people and their suffering away from European shores. The decision takes immediate effect and will apply to […]

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A look back: European Year for Development

A look back: European Year for Development

| December 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

As the European Year for Development, 2015 has been dedicated to highlighting the role played by development cooperation. The European Parliament and especially the development committee are vital in promoting the EU’s commitment to fighting hunger and eradicating poverty worldwide. “For Parliament it was also an opportunity to engage citizens in the work of the […]

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EU announces support to improve workplace safety and labour practices in producing countries

EU announces support to improve workplace safety and labour practices in producing countries

| October 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

EU announces support for the G7’s ‘Vision Zero Fund’, to improve working conditions and labour standards, and establish sustainable business practices in producing countries.  International Cooperation and Development Commissioner Neven Mimica, and Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility Commissioner Marianne Thyssen have announced an EU contribution for the G7’s ‘Vision Zero Fund’. This Fund will […]

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Commissioner Mimica to discuss regional co-operation and sign development programmes during visit to Pacific Region

Commissioner Mimica to discuss regional co-operation and sign development programmes during visit to Pacific Region

Today (15 June), International Cooperation and Development Commissioner Neven Mimica (pictured) began his visit to the Pacific Region by delivering an opening speech at the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly. During his visit in Fiji (which will last until 17 June,) he will also hold bilateral meetings with the Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, the Minister […]

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Being ambitious with SDGs, still time to get it right

Being ambitious with SDGs, still time to get it right

VSO: Training community health workers and volunteers in Africa By Priya Nath, Global Policy and Advocacy Advisor (Post-2015) Last week, the UN released a ‘zero draft’ document outlining how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will look. At the same time, thousands of people gathered in Brussels to discuss the big global development challenges as part […]

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