On 18 December 2018, a 6.5 million euro was transferred by the European Union to the treasury account of the Ministry of Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic as budget support grant for social protection sector. The tranche will be received by the Kyrgyz Government in the coming days.
The candidacy of Ms Catherine Geslain-Lanéelle for the post of Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation, was submitted in Rome on Monday 17 December 2018. The next Director General will be elected by the 194 Member States of the Organisation during its 41st Conference in June 2019. Ms Geslain-Lanéelle from France was identified as the EU candidate by the Council of the European Union on 15 October 2018.
A total of nearly 30 participants, including 20 representatives from Ministries of Education and Labour, agencies and educational institutions from the Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan and a number of education experts from the European Union, will meet next week to discuss the transition of students graduating from Higher Education (HE) and Vocational Education & Training (VET) to the labour market.
On this day, 70 years ago, the Member States of the United Nations came together to adopt the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This step brought the world together after the greatest tragedy in human history. We have come a long way since then.
"Central Asia is a region where there is a strong and increasing demand for new, diversified partnerships, and a region that is looking for more engagement with the European Union," said EU High Representative Federica Mogherini during the 14th EU-Central Asia Ministerial Meeting on 23 November. "The message we have shared today is that the EU is also interested in increasing this partnership. It is in our interest that Central Asia develops as a more resilient and more closely interconnected economic and political space, and this is something we are actively supporting," she said.
The EU today announced cooperation programmes that will promote sustainable development in Central Asia. This announcement comes as ministers from across Central Asia meet with senior EU officials at the EU-Central Asia Ministerial Meeting.