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Today the EU has stepped up its response to assist those in need in Myanmar in the context of the recent military coup, with the allocation of an additional €9 million in emergency humanitarian aid to support the most vulnerable. The critical reinforcement of the EU's response comes on top of a funding package of €11.5 million provided at the start of 2021, to support key humanitarian and disaster preparedness needs in the country, bringing EU humanitarian assistance in Myanmar to a total of €20.5 million in 2021 so far.

La cérémonie officielle de lancement du projet BioStar s’est tenue le jeudi 15 avril à 9h à l’Université Joseph Ki-Zerbo de Ouagadougou, sous la présidence du Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche scientifique et de l’Innovation du Burkina Faso. Soutenu par l’Union européenne à hauteur de 9,4 millions EUR, le projet a pour objectif d’accroître l’accès à l’énergie dans les zones rurales en produisant de l’énergie à partir de la biomasse résiduelle, produite par les industries agroalimentaires et forestières.

La Commissaire aux Partenariats Internationaux, Jutta Urpilainen, et le Ministre togolais des Affaires Etrangères, Robert Dussey, Négociateurs en chef, ont paraphé le 15 avril 2021, le nouvel accord de
partenariat entre l'Union européenne et les membres de l'Organisation des États d'Afrique, des Caraïbes et du Pacifique (OEACP, anciennement groupe des États ACP), marquant ainsi la conclusion officielle des négociations de l'Accord post-Cotonou, qui fixe le cadre de coopération politique, économique et sectorielle pour les vingt prochaines années.

Paris Peace Forum (PPF), of which the European Commission is Strategic Partner, will hold its fourth edition later this year, in 11-13 November 2021.

The PPF’s aim is to place global governance at the top of the international agenda. Different stakeholders discuss global governance issues and cooperate on solutions through three main spaces:

Space for Solutions, Space for Debates and Space for Innovations.

This year, the Call for Projects will run until 9 May and  is focused on the following main areas, which are also core for the fourth session of the Forum:

Today's initialling of the new Partnership Agreement between the European Union (EU) and members
of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS, formerly known as the ACP
Group of States) by the chief negotiators, International Partnerships Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen,
and Togo's Foreign Minister Robert Dussey, marks the formal conclusion of the negotiations of the
Post Cotonou Agreement, setting the political, economic and sectorial cooperation framework for the
next twenty years.

Applications may be submitted during the period from 19/04/2021 to 10/05/2021 at 12:00 midday (Brussels time). Please note that the only way to submit an application is using the on-line system.

وقع قداسة البابا تواضرس الثاني، بابا الأسكندرية وبطريرك الكرازة المرقسية، على ثلاث وثائق لدعم تنظيم الأسرة ومكافحة ختان الإناث وجميع أشكال العنف ضد المرأة في ١٥ أبريل، وذلك بالمشاركة مع صندوق الأمم المتحدة للسكان في فعالية في إطار مشروع تعزيز استراتيجية مصر القومية للسكان، بدعم من الاتحاد الأوروبي.

ويهدف مشروع تعزيز استراتيجية مصر القومية للسكان بدعم من الاتحاد الأوروبي إلى زيادة استخدام وسائل تنظيم الأسرة بشكل طوعي وعلى أساس حقوق الانسان، وذلك بدعم ٢٧ مليون يورو في شكل منحة مقدمة من الاتحاد الأوروبي بالتعاون مع صندوق الأمم المتحدة للسكان.


Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria, and Patriarch of the See of St Mark signed three declarations to support family planning and combat female genital mutilation (FGM) as well as confirm a zero tolerance approach to all forms of violence against women in an event under the EU Support to Egypt’s National Population Strategy project.

The EU Support to Egypt’s National Population Strategy project aims to increase the use of voluntary, rights-based family planning, with the support of an EU-grant of €27 Million, in cooperation with UNFPA.