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"Today is a sad day for the global community, as a key partner turns its back on the fight against climate change. The EU deeply regrets the unilateral decision by the Trump administration to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement."

Courtney Gehle – a South African youth leader shaping the future of development

The aim of the initiative is to strengthen governance systems and inclusion of displaced people in decision-making, while also providing access to services, housing and livelihood opportunities

The first enhanced High Level Political Dialogue between Tuvalu and the European Union under the Cotonou Agreement was held in Funafuti on 31 of May. The meeting was chaired on Tuvalu side by the Prime Minister Honourable Enele Sosene Sopoaga, and H.E. Andrew Jacobs, Ambassador to Tuvalu and Head of Delegation of the European Union for the Pacific. Cabinet Ministers, a Member of Parliament and senior Government officials were present at the Dialogue. The Parties reviewed bilateral relations between Tuvalu and the European Union and discussed possibilities to intensify trade relations and strengthen co-operation in regional and international matters of common concern.

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Assistant Secretary for Foreign Assisted and Special Projects, Rommel R. Abesamis and H.E Franz Jessen Ambassador of the European Union Delegation to the Philippine launched the real-time air quality monitoring system (AQMS) at a ceremony held today (June 1, 2017) at the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA). DENR Under-Secretary Dr Peter Tiongco Administrator of NAMRIA, representatives from DENR and the EU Delegation, experts from EU-SWITCH Policy Support Component Project and members of the media were also present at the event

The Heads of Mission of the European Union, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa and Switzerland together with other diplomatic representatives today visited the Dewatagaha Mosque to meet leaders of the Muslim community.

The European Commission is allocating €300 000 (LKR 51 million approx.) in humanitarian funding to Sri Lanka to bring emergency assistance to communities affected by the recent floods.

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