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Wednesday, 25 April 2018

According to a report released by OXFAM, entitled Crises in a New World Order,  prospects for the International humanitarian response system do not appear positive. The organisation states in its report that if resources remain unavailable close to disasters and there is a lack of investment to improve preparedness, the number of people affected by crises will increase significantly in coming years.

Following the visit of the with the Prime Minister of the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia, Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, announced this week that the EU stands ready to provide additional support to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). The announcement has come, as CTA Brussels was informing previously, of an international conference on the future of Somalia, to take place in London and on the subject of a UN Security Council endorsement of a strengthened AMISOM, a core issue of the last ACP ambassadors meeting.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

As we announced previously, Somali Prime Minister H.E Abdiweli Mohamed Ali visited Brussels and spoke to the Committee of Ambassadors of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group) this week.  The Somali Prime Minister explained the current state of affairs in Somalia to the ambassadors and addressed efforts being made to cope with security and nation-building concerns. Moreover, as was to be expected, he called for support regarding the London-Somali conference, also scheduled later this week.

As we have been informing our readers in recent weeks, the EPA issue ensures that EAC members states do not go unnoticed.  According to recent reports, former Tanzanian president Benjamin Mkapa has noted that there are three options on the table for the EACs to choose from, as the negotiations on the EPA will enter their final round next month.

The EU will spend over 11.1 million euros in support of conservation agriculture in Zambia between 2013 and 2016, benefiting 19,572 farmers from 30 districts. According to the EU Head of Delegation in Zambia, Kirsi Pekuri, this support was needed as the conservation agriculture has the potential to significantly reduce poverty among households in the southern African nation.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Council of Ministers
-23/24 February: Agriculture and Fisheries Council
-21/22 February: Coreper II
-21 February: Coreper I
Research events
-20/21 February: Thematic workshop on climate finance in light of meaningful emission reductions and increased transparency (Denmark)

22 February: Next Brussels Development Briefing: New challenges and opportunities for pastoralism in ACP countries

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How the world will look by 2020? Will the development agenda change drastically? Will the BRICs take over the role of traditional donors? How will this affect the developing world? These and other topics were discussed at length this week at the University of Leuven where HIVA, Research Institute for Work and Society, presented some of the key findings of a draft report. CTA Brussels met with Hans Bruyninckx, director of the Institute. In particular, he spoke to us about the role of emerging countries in development cooperation.

In light of an “unstable” state of affairs, the newly appointed Chair of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors encourages solidarity amongst African, Caribbean and Pacific countries. Ambassador Shirley Skerritt-Andrew, who represents the Eastern Caribbean States of the Commonwealth, who recently  started her six month term as Chair of the Committee of Ambassadors,  spoke to the ACP delegates in Brussels. Notably, she said that the historic ties and shared values  link ACP to  European Union. "[These] are the foundation of our partnership [and] are increasingly being tested, and new strategies deployed by the EU seem to confirm this trend. The global scene does seem ominous.”

The EU has recently released the general report on the activities of 2011. What contribution has the Union made on the international scene? What was done to help boost growth and preserve jobs? How have Europeans and non-Europeans benefited from the Union?
The General Report is published every year by the European Commission as it aims to give an account of the EU's major initiatives and achievements throughout the year.
The text, which is divided into 5 parts, describes the EU's actions in the world in its fourth chapter .

Somali Prime Minister H.E Abdiweli Mohamed Ali will be speaking in Brussels to the Committee of Ambassadors of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group) on  February 20th. The purpose of the visit is to reaffirm Somali relations with the ACP Group and the European Union, and also to rally support in calling for deeper attention to Somalia’s on-going humanitarian, security and nation-building efforts.