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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Hereby, we cordially invite you to a Brussels Development Policy Briefing on the topic of Nutrition security in ACP countries, to be held on 15th June 2011 from 8.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Borschette Conference Centre in Brussels (Rue Froissart 36). It is organised by the Technical Centre on Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the European Commission (DG DEVCO), the ACP Secretariat and CONCORD. Among the speakers, we are pleased to receive Dr Jose Graziano da Silva, Assistant Director General of the FAO and Regional Representative for Latin America and the Caribbean, Boitshepo Giyose, Senior Food and Nutrition Security Advisor at NEPAD and others.

CTA
-15 June: Brussels Briefing “Nutrition security in ACP countries”
European Parliament
-14-16 June: Committee Meetings in the European Parliament (Strasbourg)
Council of Ministers
-16 June: Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council
-17 June: Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council
European Commission
-7 June: Weekly meeting of the college

You can also read our newspaper “CTA Brussels Daily” (fed by our Twitter account), follow our new Facebook group CTABrussels and our Twitter account CTABrussels to receive up-to-date information on EU-ACP events.

At the Food for everyone-Conference organized by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), EU Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs gave an interview to CTA. He talked about the Commission's efforts in global food security and explained why development cooperation targets smallholder farmers in particular.

New funding to help immunize millions of people against preventable diseases will be pledged on Monday, 13 June, by EU Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs. During the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisations (GAVI) Conference in London, the Commissioner will announce the pledge towards the US$ 3.7 billion (or €2.6 billion) total which GAVI has said it needs to vaccinate nearly 250 million children over the next five years.

On Monday, 13 June, European Commissioner Andris Piebalgs and USAID Administrator Dr Rajiv Shah will meet in London as part of the EU-US Development Dialogue which has been resumed last year. The EU and the US, the world's two largest aid donors will intensify their cooperation on global health, climate change, food security and aid effectiveness.

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