The Head of the EU Delegation to Yemen Antonia-Calvo Puerta, jointly with members of the EU Development and Cooperation team, visited Aden from 11 to 14 February to discuss EU-funded development cooperation. The visit underscores EU support for Yemen and its people, encouraging the government to take action to support economic development and improve livelihood of Yemenis.
Joint statement by EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Virginia Gamba on the occasion of the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers
At the Consultation meeting organized by UN-Habitat in Amman, Yemeni high level Participants from national, governorate and city levels discussed and agreed upon the selection of cities in Yemen that will develop city and neighbourhood profiling. The European Union – that funds this important project – encouraged a balanced coverage in the selection of cities.
Every girl and woman has the right to live a life free of violence and pain. And yet, more than 200 million women and girls across the world have been forced to undergo the painful and traumatic practice of Female Genital Mutilation, including 500,000 living in Europe. Millions more girls are at risk of being cut: 68 million girls in 25 countries by 2030.
Europeans and Arabs have a long and rich history of cultural, economic, commercial and
political exchanges. This, together with the geographical proximity and interdependence,
has contributed to institutionalise a strong relationship between the EU and the League of
Arab States (LAS). Within this framework, the common aim is to develop closer cooperation to
realise their shared aspirations to ensure peace, security and prosperity in both regions.