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• Around 100 representatives of governments, agencies, civil society, private sector as well as environment and climate change experts gathered at the UfM headquarters on 14-16 March, 2017. • The aim of the meetings was to advance the regional agenda on environment and climate change for the next years and support all UfM Member States in the implementation of the Paris Agreement through their nationally determined contributions.

Barcelona, 17 March 2017. The UfM Working Group on Environment and Climate Change met on 14-15 March to review the progress made in the implementation of t...

• Mr Christian Danielsson, Director-General for EU Neighbourhood and Enlargement at the European Commission visited today the headquarters of the Union for the Mediterranean, in Barcelona. He participated, alongside UfM Secretary General Fathallah Sijilmassi in the opening of the first UfM Working Group on Environment and Climate Change. • Mr Danielsson and Mr Sijilmassi discussed enhanced synergies between the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) and the Union for the Mediterranean, as per the recent revision of the ENP and the UfM Road Map adopted by the UfM Member on 23 Jan...

More than 50 representatives of governments, international organisations and the scientific community will meet today, for the first time, at the UfM headquarters, to set the ground for the publication of the first ever assessment report on the impact of climate change in the Mediterranean region.

Barcelona, 13 March 2017. The Mediterranean region has been repeatedly pointed out by the international scientific community as particularly vulnerable to the effects of global warming and changing environment. However, none of the current published scientific studies offer a comprehensive...

• The UfM Secretariat’s projects and initiatives specifically addressing women’s empowerment and gender equality benefit more than 50,000 women in 20 Euro-Mediterranean countries. Additionally, a gender mainstreaming policy is always ensured in all UfM projects. • The region could increase its per capita GDP by 25%, by enabling women’s equal participation in public life and the labour market. • Ministers of UfM Member countries will convene this year at the fourth Ministerial Meeting on “Strengthening the Role of Women in Society” to adopt a new Gender Equality agenda for the Euro-Medite...
The teachers’ trainings are organised under the framework of the UfM labelled project “Forming Responsible Citizens”, promoted by Ideaborn and funded by the Norwegian and Monaco governments. The project aims at establishing schools as a key vehicle for transmitting citizenship and gender equality values and is implemented in partnership with national partners and in close coordination with the national ministries of education.

In Tunisia, the 5 days training started the 26th of February in three schools, organised by the national partner, the Social Development Center.  The objective i...

• The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean today hosts the first General Assembly meeting of the Mediterranean Youth Climate Network (MYCN) in Barcelona. • In order to promote awareness, advocate, share experiences and support local initiatives, MYCN pursues actions to fight climate change.

Barcelona, 24 February 2017. The MYCN was founded at MedCOP Climate 2016 with the support of the Tangier-Tetouan-Al-Hoceima Region and the UfM and is a network of seven youth associations in the Mediterranean region which are deeply concerned about the impact of climate change on the reg...

The Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) and the UfM Secretariat have signed a €6.5 million multi annual financial agreement to support UfM core activities in favour of a more sustainable and inclusive development in the region.

Barcelona, 22 February 2017. As a clear signal in support of enhanced regional cooperation and integration in the Mediterranean, the UfM Secretariat and the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) have signed a €6.5 million multi-annual financing agreement to deepen and amplify UfM specific cooperation initiatives and core activities promoting r...

The Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean, Fathallah Sijilmassi, and the President of the Women for Africa Foundation, María Teresa Fernández de la Vega, signed a collaboration agreement to work on projects and joint activities for the promotion of women’s empowerment in the Mediterranean.

Barcelona, 28 January, 2017. The agreement was signed at the UfM headquarters in Barcelona at the Second Regional Forum of the Union for the Mediterranean, which was held on 23-24 January under the theme Mediterranean in Action: Youth for Stability and Development. The UfM Senior Deputy ...

• The UfM Foreign Affairs Ministers give strong political impulse to the UfM by endorsing a roadmap for action at the second UfM Regional Forum, centred on the Mediterranean youth’s potential for stability and development. • UfM Secretariat and the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) sign a €6.5 million multi annual financial agreement to support UfM core activities in three key areas in favour of a more sustainable and inclusive development in the region. • Launch of the UfM-labelled project Generation Entrepreneur aiming to promote entrepreneurship and job creation in 7 cou...
• UfM Secretary General Sijilmassi met in Madrid with the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Alfonso María Dastis Quecedo, to discuss the Euro-Mediterranean agenda and reaffirm the strategic partnership between the UfM and Spain, one of its main contributors and host to its Secretariat. He also held working sessions with Deputy Ministers and other high officials. • The Spanish authorities reiterated their strong support for the UfM and discussed with the Secretary General the preparations for the Second UfM Regional Forum which Spain is hosting on 23 and 24 January in ...