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On 8 October, Deputy Special Representative of UNAMI/UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq Lise Grande and EU Ambassador Patrick Simonnet were received by the Governor of Anbar, Suhaib al-Rawi, and visited some of the FFIS-funded projects in Ramadi, following its liberation. Both the EU and UNDP praised the coordinating efforts of the Governor of Anbar as well as of the Provincial Council and expressed their confidence in the timely return of displaced persons to their city of origin, fostering recovery.

C 2003 года Директорат Европейских Операций по Гражданской Защите и Гуманитарной Помощи (ECHO) поддерживает Узбекистан в сфере снижения рисков стихийных бедствий (СРБ) в рамках международной программы по подготовке к бедствиям.

The European Union in Ghana and the Electoral Commission of Ghana on 18 October 2016 signed a Memorandum of Understanding on election observation towards the December 2016 Presidential and Parliamentary elections in Ghana at a ceremony in Accra. This is under the Electoral Commission/European Union (EC/EU) Election Project 2016.

The EU decided this week to provide 14 M€ to the Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS) managed by the UNDP. This will bring the overall European contribution (EU and its Member States) to 87.6 M€.

The Head of the European Union in Ghana, Ambassador William Hanna, on 17 October 2016, called on African Higher Educational authorities to promote the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union in their Universities. He was opening the third general meeting of "Tuning Africa Phase II" a programme for streamlining Higher education across African Universities funded by the European Union.

Representantes do Escritório de Patentes Europeu (EPO) e do governo do Brasil assinaram no dia 17 de outubro um acordo que visa aprofundar a cooperação existente entre o EPO e o INPI na área de propriedade intelectual. O acordo foi assinado durante o 34º Encontro Empresarial Brasil-Alemanha, em Weimar, por Raimund Lutz, Vice-Presidente do EPO, e Marcos Pereira, Ministro da Indústria, Comércio Exterior e Serviços.

European Union Ambassador to Ghana, William Hanna on 17 October 2016 witnessed the signing of ‘Letters of Agreement’ between the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and four institutions including the Forestry Commission (FC), and timber processing groups to build their capacity in the management and exportation of timber.

On 17 October, at the Council meeting in Luxemburg the EU foreign ministers discussed the situation in Syria, focusing on how the European Union can work more on the political future of Syria and on the humanitarian side, as well as the situation on migration, the EU Global Strategy and the relations with Tunisia. The main results of the Council include: