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Meeting in Munich on February 11 & 12, 2016, as the International Syria Support Group (ISSG), the Arab League, China, Egypt, the EU, France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United Nations, and the United States decided that humanitarian access will commence this week to besieged areas, and an ISSG task force will within one week elaborate modalities for a nationwide cessation of hostilities.
 

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Good morning.
 
Just to comment briefly the meeting we had last night - very long meeting. Today I can comment on the fact that it is extremely positive the fact that after six long hours of meeting we have reached an agreement with all the members of the International [Syria] Support Group to first work on concrete terms on humanitarian access and delivery. 
 

Representatives of the Quartet — European Union High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, United States Secretary of State John Kerry and Deputy United Nations Secretary-General Jan Eliasson — met in Munich on 12 February.

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Statement by Ambassador Peter Versteeg, Head of the European Union Delegation to the Republic of Sierra Leone on the occasion of the signature of the works contract for the Bandajuma – Liberia Border Road and Bridges project

Dix jours seulement après les actes de violence perpétrés dans le nord-est du Nigeria et le sud du Tchad, un nouvel attentat terroriste commis par deux femmes kamikazes a cette fois frappé un camp nigérian abritant quelque 50 000 personnes et fait au moins 58 victimes.
Nous exprimons nos condoléances à toutes les personnes touchées par cet attentat. 
 
Prendre pour cible des innocents est inacceptable. Les camps doivent demeurer des lieux qui offrent abri et protection.

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Only 10 days after the violence perpetrated in north eastern Nigeria and southern Chad, a new terrorist attack involving two female suicide bombers has this time struck a Nigerian camp hosting some 50,000 people, killing at least 58.
We express our condolences to all those affected by this attack. 
 
Targeting innocent people, is unacceptable. Camps have to remain a place of shelter and protection.

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 The fact that the International [Syria] Support  Group is meeting today to try to call all the actors to stick to the commitments we all made in December, including the support of the talks, including the commitment to a ceasefire, including the commitment to confidence-building measures and humanitarian access, is extremely important.
 

Humanitarian Friends of the Central African Republic, Exchange on food insecurity, 10 February 2016

High Representative Federica Mogherini today attended the International Syria Support Group meeting in Munich, which aimed to call all actors to stick to the commitments made in December, including the support of talks, the commitment to a ceasefire, the commitment to confidence-building measures and humanitarian access.

Applications are now invited for Australian European University Institute Fellowships which provide the opportunity to carry out research at the European University Institute in Florence – the high profile research institute established by the Member States of the founding European Communities in 1972. A six-month Postdoctoral Fellowship will be offered for the period January-June 2017. One three-month Postgraduate Fellowship will be offered for the period September-December 2016. In addition, one fellowship will be offered for a Visiting Scholar from an Australian university for one month during the period January-June 2017.

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