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Tuesday, 23 January 2018

The last foreign affairs Council of the European Union, held on 27-28 May in Brussels, endorsed a new EU Policy Framework to enhance maternal and child nutrition in external assistance as well as a new EU Food and Nutrition Security Implementation Plan. The Implementation Plan (IP) - “Boosting food and nutrition security through EU action: implementing our commitments”- is supposed to offer a framework for a better coordination between EU and Member States’ in terms of policies and programmes in the area of food and nutrition security.

The last foreign affairs Council of the European Union, held between 27-28 May in Brussels, debated the implementation of the Agenda for Change, which sets a more targeted approach to reducing poverty.

The foreign affairs Council of the European Union, which met between 27-28 May in Brussels,  while concerned about dropping European member states’ official development assistance (ODA) levels, reaffirmed its commitment to achieve 0,7 % EU development aid target.

A larger-than-expected budget of € 29 billion for the European Development Fund (EDF) for the period 2014-2020 was provisionally approved by the members of the foreign affairs Council of the European Union, which met between 27-28 May in Brussels.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

An April seminar on the “Evaluation of the European Union’s support to private sector development in third countries” showed that much more needs to be done to maximise the impact of EU money on the ground, since linkages between EU support to private sector development and poverty reduction and job creation remain very distant.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has admitted it needs to comprehensively reassess how global aid figures are measured amid criticism that the value of assistance given is overstated by billions of dollars each year.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

The European Commission and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) will organize on 28th May 2013 an event for the launch of the report 'Sustainable Intensification: A New Paradigm for African Agriculture', which aims to provide a new framework for understanding sustainable intensification and offers practical approaches to achieving it.

Friday, 17 May 2013

Financial commitments and pledges of €3.25 billion have been announced by 108 countries and international organizations at the international donor conference 'Together for a new Mali', organised by the European Union and France, together with Mali, took place on 15th May in Brussels.

Thursday, 16 May 2013

The proposal to introduce a tax on financial transactions (FTT) – or Tobin tax – across a number of EU countries by January 2014 is under pressure as Italy wants fundamental changes to the plan and the UK has launched a legal challenge in the European Court of Justice.

The European Union and UNICEF have announced a programme in value of €30 million that will support Malawi in its efforts to reach the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) related to water and sanitation.