The European Union has announced today an additional €12 million in humanitarian support in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. This funding will assist people in need following cyclone Idai and the subsequent floods.
Total EU humanitarian assistance in response to this natural disaster now amounts to over €15 million.
The Council today adopted a set of conclusions concerning the implementation by the EU of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, which was established in 2015 and comprises a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Given the horizontal nature of the 2030 Agenda, its implementation requires a cross-policy approach by the EU and its member states. Earlier this year, the Commission published a reflection paper "Towards an ever more sustainable Union by 2030," to which the conclusions are a response.
I am very pleased to provide some opening remarks at the launch of the Country Agribusiness Partnership Framework, the CAP-F, on behalf of the Donor Committee on Agriculture and Food Security (DCAFS). Last month only, I spoke here at BICC about EU's support to private sector development in Sub-Saharan Africa, at the occasion of the opening of the European Investment Bank Academy.