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Information sessions for the Call for Proposals EuropeAid/152092/DD/ACT/PH will be held on the following dates, at the following venues:

Thursday, 24 November, 2016 in Manila at Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Roxas Boulevard, Manila, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.
Monday, 28 November in Cebu at Raddison Blu Cebu, Sergio Osmeña Boulevard cor. Juan Luna Ave., Cebu City, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.
Tuesday, 29 November in Davao, The Ritz Hotel at Garden Oases, Porras St. Cor. Villamor St., Barrio Obrero, Davao City, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Potential applicants who wish to participate in these sessions must register, indicating name, function and the organisation they represent, per email to
Participation will be limited to one information session only.

On 10 November the European Commission and HR/VP Mogherini published a Communication on Ocean Governance. The communication sets out 3 priority areas of work which provide a plan of action on both maritime security and environmental issues.

A new agenda for the oceans

It is time to stop taking our oceans for granted and start taking better care of this precious resource and delicate eco-systems that have taken millions of years of form. All of us share responsibility to keep our oceans healthy.

La economía mundial del océano se estima en 1,3 billones de euros. El cambio climático, la pobreza y la seguridad alimentaria son algunos de los desafíos mundiales que pueden abordarse eficazmente si los océanos están mejor protegidos y se gestionan de manera sostenible.

Cecilia Malmström, comisaria de Comercio, firma hoy el Protocolo de Adhesión de Ecuador al Acuerdo de libre comercio de la UE con Colombia y Perú. Este acuerdo favorable al desarrollo abrirá los mercados de ambas partes, incrementará la estabilidad y la previsibilidad para el comercio y la inversión en ambas direcciones, y fomentará un desarrollo integrador y sostenible.

Le Chef des Opérations de Coopération de la Délégation de l’UE au Niger, M. Patrick Berckmans a remis au Ministre de la Justice, Garde des Sceaux, M. Marou Amadou, un lot de de matériels et équipements dans le cadre du Programme d'Appui à la Justice et à l'Etat de Droit (PAJED-II), au bénéfice de la Justice et de la Sécurité Intérieure.

The EU Delegation to the UN in Geneva invited on 11 November to an interactive panel discussion with reference to the outcomes of the World Humanitarian Summit and the Grand Bargain. The debate revolved around the important matter of localisation of aid, more specifically highlighting its challenges and its opportunities from donors', agencies', Red Cross/Red Crescent as well as NGO's perspectives. The event took place in the framework of the Humanitarian Liaison Working Group, which the EU currently chairs.

AKTAU - Today, the third meeting of the Coordinating Council within the Joint Program of the European Union in the Republic of Kazakhstan and the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Kazakhstan "Strengthening the justice system for children and protection of their rights" was held in Aktau. The Coordinating Council meeting was preceded by the official opening of the Center for support of child victims and witnesses of crime and visit to the specialized juvenile court of Mangistau Region.