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•The Forum, organised a few days before the World Energy Day, aimed to provide tangible solutions for an enhanced regional cooperation on energy and climate action and a more active involvement of the private sector in the Euro-Mediterranean energy transition. •UfM Member States seek to foster regional sustainable development by ensuring that all consumers and industries have access to a secure, sustainable, affordable and reliable energy supply and to modern energy services.

Cairo, 18 October 2017. Releasing renewable energy opportunities in the Euro-Mediterranean region is key to soc...

The Senior Officials of the 43 Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Member States met yesterday in Madrid to discuss upcoming regional cooperation activities and initiatives organised in the framework of the UfM. Senior Officials exchanged information on the UfM Ministerial and High-level Conferences to be held in autumn 2017. Furthermore, three new projects promoting entrepreneurship, inclusive employment, and sustainable transport infrastructure were labelled, bringing the total number of UfM-labelled projects to 50.

Barcelona, 17 October. The Senior Officials of the 43 UfM Member...

The region will be facing a 98% increase in energy demand by 2040. The challenge ahead lies in attracting energy investment to reinforce the transition towards a sustainable and resilient economy. The UfM Member States have to date endorsed three specific projects on renewable energy production and professional training, aiming to mobilise €1 billion worth of investment in the region. The first Energy Business Forum, organised by the UfM to foster cooperation and dialogue amongst Mediterranean countries, will take place next 18 October in Cairo.

Barcelona, 11 October 2017. – The M...

Committed to deepening their cooperation to promote job creation, trade and integration in the Euro-Mediterranean region, Sudqi Al-Omoush, Deputy Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), and Thomas Silberhorn, Parliamentary State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), signed a joint declaration between the UfM and the BMZ today in Berlin.  In a first phase of this partnership, the BMZ will support the UfM Secretariat with a €2 million advisory project for the years 20...
•With one of the fastest urbanisation rates worldwide, the Mediterranean region will need an estimated €60 billion worth of investment in urban infrastructure in the next 20 years. •Supported by the active involvement of its 43 Member States, the UfM is committed to implementing a UfM Urban Agenda that ensures urban sustainability, resilience and better quality of life for people in the region.

Barcelona, 2 October 2017. Currently 60% of the Mediterranean’s population is living in urban areas. With one of the fastest urbanisation rates worldwide, the region’s urban population is expec...

•Intra-Mediterranean maritime trade flows account for nearly 25% of global traffic volume. •With a total value of €520 million, the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) supports three labelled projects targeting the maritime transport, trade and logistics sectors. •Supported by the active involvement of its 43 Member States, the UfM is committed to building on the great potential of the Mediterranean maritime sector to facilitate trade, transport and mobility in the region, while placing people at the centre of its projects and initiatives.

Barcelona, 28 September 2017. The Mediter...

New York, 18 September 2017. The Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), Fathallah Sijilmassi, participated in the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA72), on 18-22 September.

New York, 18 September 2017. The Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), Fathallah Sijilmassi, participated in the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA72), on 18-22 September. He was accompanied by UfM Deputy Secretary General for Business Development Sudqi Omoush, UfM Deputy Secretary General for Transport and Urban Development, Ihab...

The UfM Secretariat held today in New York City the High-Level Roundtable “Towards implementing the New Urban Agenda in the Mediterranean Region” following the UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on the New Urban Agenda and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) The Mediterranean region is characterized by one of the fastest urbanization rates worldwide - almost 60% of its people are already living in urban areas. The UfM Urban Agenda represents an action-oriented roadmap for the future aimed at ensuring urban sustainability and resilience with greater socio-economic impact o...
•The UfM Secretariat co-organised the UNFCCC 2017 Forum of the Standing Committee on Finance in Rabat, on 6-7 September. •The Secretariat is conducting a study on climate finance in the Mediterranean to provide a clear overview of the funding flows for climate action in the region.

Barcelona, 7 September 2017. The UfM Secretary General, Fathallah Sijilmassi, and the UfM Deputy Secretary General for Energy, Jorge Borrego participated in the UNFCCC 2017 Forum of the Standing Committee on Finance, which took place in Rabat on 6-7 September. The 2017 SCF forum was held under the title “Mo...

Representing nearly 60% of the total population, young people constitute one of the greatest assets for stability and development in the Euro-Mediterranean region. The new action-oriented Roadmap of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) is centred on young people’s potential to promote stability and development. Over 15 regional cooperation projects are endorsed by the UfM to empower youth, targeting directly more than 100,000 young men and women in the region.

Young men and women are a source of creativity, innovation and positive change if an enabling environment is provided to f...