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Kiribatia and the EU
Kiribati (capital: South Tarawa) is a small state composed of 33 coral atolls/islands with a population of just over 100,000.
It has few natural resources apart from fisheries.
The joint initiative, worth €21 million, was launched during yesterday's One Planet Summit in New York. Less than a year after it was announced by French President Macron at the 2017 edition of the Summit, the EU, France, Australia and New Zealand have joined forces to make it a reality.
Nauru - 05 September, 2018 – Today, the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), the Pacific Community (SPC), the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and The University of the South Pacific (USP) signed a landmark agreement with the European Union to help promote sustainable management and sound ocean governance in the Pacific Region.
The EU acknowledges that the Blue Pacific is about Pacific people across all the Pacific islands, recognising their needs and potential and their plans for their future. This will be at the core of the EU's partnership with the Pacific and therefore part of the renewed Agreement between the EU and the countries of the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific group of states, the negotiations of which will be launched in the next weeks. The EU is confident that this new partnership will be inclusive and anchored in the collective strength of the Pacific region.
This action intends at impoving livelihoods and enabling human, social and economic development on Kiritimati Island in the Republic of Kiribati.
This Action will focus on increased access to safe and sustainable water and sanitation and reduce WASH related diseases in Gilbert outer island group.
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