Delegation to Papua New Guinea
26/04/2016 - Open Call for Expression of Interests to host Institutes of the Maritime Technology Cooperation Centres in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific
The European Union has recently signed a contract with the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to implement a project entitled 'Capacity Building for Climate Change Mitigation in the Maritime Shipping Industry". The heart of the project will be the establishment of five Maritime Technology Cooperation Centres (MTCCs), one in each target region to act as focal points hence, interested parties (with the capacity to set up MTCCs) are invited at this stage to express their interest.
The European Parliament is releasing a call for applications for the first Sakharov Fellowship and invites applications from active and qualified human rights defenders in non-EU countries. Candidates should send a CV and covering letter by e-mail to the European Parliament's Human Rights Action Unit at HumanRights-Actions@europarl.europa.eu by midnight CET Sunday 24 April 2016.
The recently launched Papua New Guinea Forest Monitoring Portal is now available to users at the website of the 'PNG Forest Observatory'.
The PNG Forest Observatory was produced by the University of Papua New Guinea Remote Sensing Centre (UPNG RSC) with the financial support of the European Union.
Working together in Papua New Guinea
An estimated 4.2 million Papua New Guineans (61 % of the population) do not have access to safe water and 3.8 million (55 %) do not have access to improved sanitation. In an innovative approach in the context of PNG, the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project combined provision of water with hygiene awareness trainings and sanitation.
29/04/16 - Friday 6 May: President Juncker attends the award of the Charlemagne Prize to Pope Francis
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: On Friday 6 May in the Vatican, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will attend the ceremony awarding the Charlemagne Prize to Pope Francis, together with European Parliament President Martin Schulz and European Council President Donald Tusk. The three Presidents will deliver a joint eulogy.
- 29/04/16 - PRESS RELEASE - ECOWAS, UNDP, EU SEEK WAY FORWARD ON CHALLENGES OF SMALL ARMS IN WEST AFRICA
Concerned by the increasing presence of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) in the hands of non-state actors and the attendant implication for peace and security in the region, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are jointly working on a strategy to deal with the menace.
- 28/04/16 - EU has today announced new actions to tackle irregular migration and forced displacement in the Horn of Africa
- 28/04/16 - Eastern Partnership Panel on CSDP facilitates the participation by partner countries in the EU-led missions and operations
Eastern Partnership Panel on CSDP facilitates the participation by partner countries in the EU-led missions and operations. Currently three out of six EaP countries (Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine) participate in the EU-led missions in EUMAM RCA, EUTM Mali, and EUAM Ukraine or contribute to EU Battle Groups. As of today altogether 11 partner countries participate in 8 EU-led CSDP missions and operations.
- 27/04/16 - A new integrated EU policy for the Arctic adopted
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 April 2016 The High Representative and the European Commission set out an integrated response to the challenges of the Arctic. The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the European Commission have today adopted a policy proposal that will guide the...