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Wednesday, 21 November 2018

£132 million (€154.3 million) – this is the amount Britain should spend a year until 2020 in order to commit to combat malnutrition in poor countries, a charity group Save the Children report says.
Moreover, the charity suggest that the rich countries should spend an additional €773 million a year between now and 2020 on basic nutrition.

Poverty is aggravated by the absence of peace and security, so the EU should not only provide development aid to but also get actively involved in negotiating solutions to conflict, the EU special representative to the Horn of Africa, Alexander Rondos, said at a high-level conference on peacemaking and mediation.

Friday, 07 June 2013

Up to $156 billion in tax revenue – twice the amount of money that would be needed to eliminate world poverty – is lost due to the $14.3 trillion hidden in tax heavens, the latest report published by the international aid agency Oxfam shows.

Tuesday, 04 June 2013

The final report of the high-level panel appointed by UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon to develop a global vision after the expiry of the millennium development goals (MDGs) in 2015 was evaluated as being “intellectually coherent”, offering a “clear storyline”, and moving on the “debate about poverty and development without losing what's good in the existing agenda”, as reported by The Guardian. It fails however to make clear the actions needed to fulfill the proposed goals, according to the same sources.

Monday, 03 June 2013

West African and European ministers reiterated their commitment to completing negotiations for an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between ECOWAS and the EU, on the occasion of the last EU-ECOWAS political dialogue meeting, which was held on 16 May in Brussels. They pledged to redouble efforts to resolve their differences and reach an EPA that supports development and economic integration in West Africa.

Friday, 31 May 2013

The government of The Gambia considers the European Union a true partner in development, as over the years, the financial support provided by the Union has enabled the country to implement its development programmes, said the Gambian Foreign Affairs minister, Susan Waffa-Ogoo, speaking recently at a reception to commemorate Europe Day.

Thursday, 30 May 2013

The last foreign affairs Council of the European Union adopted the Union's approach to resilience, by recognizing the need to take a long-term perspective  embedded in local and national policies and linked to complementary action at regional level.

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.