The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today handed over a consignment of seeds and fertilizer to The Gambian government for onward distribution amongst 12,000 severely food insecure farmers.
Mother Earth is clearly urging a call to action. Australian fires, heat records, oceans filling with plastic and the worst locust invasion in Kenya, as well as a record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season. Now we face COVID -19, a worldwide health pandemic link to the health of our ecosystem.
Brussels, 15 April 2021
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.
18/04/2021 – HR/VP Blog – The Covid-19 crisis continues to change the global balance of power. The new IMF economic forecast shows that the recovery is underway even if uncertainties remain. However, the gap between emerging and developing countries and the advanced economies plus China is worrying. The EU is also at serious risk of falling behind the US and China if it does not develop active policies to prevent this.