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15/04/2013

Celebrating Peace Day in Africa

The African continent joined with the rest of the world on 21 September to celebrate the International Day of Peace. Combining forces to advance global peace, this day has since 1982 served as a rallying point not just for the United...
15/04/2013

Bridging research and innovation between Africa and Europe

Professor Jean-Pierre Ezin, Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology (HRST) of the African Union, on 15 September 2010, met with Mrs. Maire Geoghegan-Quinn, Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science of the European...
15/04/2013

Empowerment of Youth

The Commissioner of Human Resources, Science and Technology (HRST) of the African Union, Prof. Jean-Pierre Ezin, on 16 September 2010, was received in audience by Ms. Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner for Education, Culture,...
15/04/2013

Burkina Faso gets €14m from crisis fund

Burkina Faso is one state among 19 set to benefit from the V-FLEX fund allocations, recently approved by the Commission (2 Sep). Overall, €264m is being divided up to help the most vulnerable African, Caribbean and Pacific countries cope...
15/04/2013

Healthy ecosystem, healthy economy

How do you set a value on nature? What’s the relationship between ecosystems and effective local policy making and how does conservation banking work? With the Convention on Biodiversity just weeks away, a report out from a UN hosted group...
15/04/2013

The Millennium Development Goals

The UN High Level Summit on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will be held in New York next week. The meeting aims at reviewing progress made towards the development goals and adding additional momentum into the global fight against...
15/04/2013

Africa-EU co-operation in ICT

Delegates from Africa and Europe met to discuss co-operation perspectives in sub-Saharan Africa. The meeting was held in the framework of the EuroAfrica ICT initiative and held in Brussels on 23 June. EuroAfrica ICT is a two-year project...
15/04/2013

Kimberley process

  Video copyright: EU - By courtesy DG RELEX, European Commission   The European Union urges Kimberley Process participants and Zimbabwe to intensify their efforts to find consensus on further actions to bring mining operations in...
15/04/2013

Cultivating development in times of crisis

There is no doubt that the global financial and economic crisis has had profound effects on the living conditions on large sectors of the global population. It has threatened to derail efforts underway in developing countries that have...
15/04/2013

Africa – EU meeting sets out priorities

Developing closer political and technical co-operation, concentrating on the eight thematic partnerships in the remaining months of the First Action Plan (2008-2010) and providing guidance to the Africa-EU summit preparation were...