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The EU is the world’s largest development aid donor, providing more than 50% of assistance worldwide. Policies promote good governance plus human and economic development, and tackle universal issues such as hunger and the preservation of natural resources.
The EU and UN have launched a new initiative to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls - the Spotlight Initiative.
Promoting digitalisation for development, working more closely with advanced developing countries, improving crisis prevention and the European external investment plan were on the agenda of EU development ministers meeting today in Tallinn.
Working together, and in partnership with African governments, the EU can and is providing an effective response to the interlinked challenges of migration and the security and development of Africa.
A stable Sahel region is a key priority for the European Union. High Representative Federica Mogherini was Thursday in Paris for the launch of the Alliance for the Sahel, a joint initiative of the EU, France and Germany to improve the coordination of development cooperation to the region.
The European Union is a partner of people, not only of governments, and civil society organisations play a fundamental role in shaping the EU Neighbourhood policy.