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Wednesday, 17 November 2004

The ACP-EU Water initiative

The European Union (EU) has launched its € 500 million Water Facility for African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries - the single biggest EU allocation ever for water and sanitation projects. The facility was approved by the EU Council in March 2004 and was endorsed by the ACP-EU Council of Ministers at their meeting in Gabarone in May. The facility will drive progress towards achievement of the water and sanitation related Millennium Development Goals as well as the targets set at the World Summit for Sustainable Development (WSSD), held in Johannesburg in 2002.