The Two million euro project aims to enhance livelihoods in the Kenyan Coastal Region by supporting Organic and Fair Trade certification of smallholders farmers. It is done jointly by the Visegrad Group of Countries and the European Union
Security and development are two-sides of the same coin, and neither can be achieved without fully engaging women's organisations and taking into account women's concerns. As the EU moves to strengthen its ability to promote security and stability around the world, ensuring a strong gender perspective through policy-making and implementation is critical. At the European Development Days (EDD), the European External Action Service took the opportunity of the presence in Brussels of thousands of international development and gender experts to organize an open debate and gather recommendations to promote a gender-balanced and sustainable approach to its evolving security and development cooperation policies and actions.
On behalf of the European Union I am pleased to participate in the fifth trade policy review of Colombia and would like to welcome Colombia's Delegation, led by Sra. Olga Lucia Lozano, Vice Minister of External Trade, and the Discussant, H.E. Mr. José Luís Cancela Gómez (Uruguay), for his introductory words.