The Somali education authorities with financial support from the European Union have this week administered the end of secondary school examinations to 33,000 students marking unprecedented subscription to standardized and centralized country-wide examinations. An additional 26,000 pupils also sat for the end of primary school examinations same week. This high turn up for a government sanctioned examinations by Somali pupils and students signals a positive step towards restoration of a government controlled and regulated education services.
Today, at the Dead Sea in Jordan, Ministers of International Cooperation and Planning from the 43 member countries of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) defined key steps to enhance the impact of regional cooperation.
International Labour Conference - 105th session (30th May – 10th June 2016) - Committee on Advancing Social Justice - Reviewing the impact of the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization - Point D: Partnerships and policy coherence
Action Aid International The Gambia in partnership with the Child Protection Alliance and FAWEGAM officially launched the project entitled “Empowering Child-focused Organisations to Promote Children’s Rights in 3 regions of The Gambia, LRR, CRR and URR”. The launching ceremony took place in Soma in the Lower River Region on Thursday 9th June 2016. The project worth 400,000€ (approximately D18,000,000) is co-funded by the European Union (EU) and ActionAid.
Ambassador Pierre Mayaudon, Head of Delegation of the European Union to Bangladesh, hosted a reception today in Dhaka for 68 Bangladeshi students who will benefit from an EU scholarship of the 'Erasmus+' programme.
High Representative Federica Mogherini visited Slovakia and Poland on Wednesday and Thursday, discussing Slovakia’s preparations for its first Presidency of the Council of the European Union, which begins next month, and preparing for the upcoming NATO summit and the upcoming Global Strategy for EU foreign policy during meetings with the President and Foreign Minister of Poland.