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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.
Today marks World Food Day, dedicated to tackling global hunger. Held annually on 16 October, people around the world come together to declare their commitment to eradicate worldwide hunger.
Over 2.2 million people have been able to return to their homes in Iraq thanks to more than 1,200 projects supported by the EU stabilisation package.
Following the adoption by the European Parliament and the Council, the European Commission immediately starts the implementation of its ambitious External Investment Plan to boost investments in Africa and the EU Neighbourhood.
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.