Siena, Italy, 28 June 2017. The Second meeting of the project “Plastic-Busters for a Mediterranean free from litter” will take place at Certosa di Pontignano, Siena, Italy from 28th to 30th June.

The meeting, organized by the University of Siena and UN-SDSN, as leader of the project and in close partnership with UN Environment/MAP, counts on the support of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, BMZ, GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) and the UfM Secretariat.

The three-days event is organized as follows:

  • On the 28th of June, t...

29 June 2017. – Seville, Spain. The colloquium on Business possibilities in the Mediterranean Region and Initiatives co-organised by the UfM will take place on 29 June 2017 in Seville, Spain.

For further information about the event, please contact Water & Environment Division: water@ufmsecretariat.org

Barcelona, 3 July 2017. The members of the Union for the Mediterranean meet on a regular basis at the level of Senior Officials from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the 43 UfM countries, EU institutions and the League of Arab States.

The Senior Officials Meetings (SOM) provide the framework to discuss the current political context and coordinate the work of the UfM Secretariat. They approve the budget and work programme of the Secretariat and set the basis to prepare the Ministerial Meetings. They also discuss the project proposals submitted for approval and endorsement. The Senior...

Barcelona, 4 July 2017.- Representatives of the UfM Member States dealing with gender equality and women empowerment issues will be meeting in Barcelona to prepare the 4th UfM Ministerial Meeting on Strengthening the Role of Women in Society, which will take place in November 2017.

For further information please contact the Social and Civil Affairs Division: socialaffairs@ufmsecretariat.org

5 and 6 July 2017, Barcelona.- This two days meeting will offer the opportunity to take stock of the results obtained within the framework of the MedNC project since its labeling by the 43 Member States of the Union for the Mediterranean (Steering Committee on the 5th) and to visit one of the concrete actions developed on the ground (Visit to the Fundació El Llindar on the 6th). The Fundació El Llindar is a flagship social and educational entity, founding member of the Asociación Escuelas de Segunda Oportunidad (Spanish branch of the MedNC project).

The event will bring together re...

Barcelona, 18-19 July 2017.- The meeting is jointly organised by the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and UN Women.

The primary objective of the two-day meeting is to take stock of current research and experience, while also identifying key areas for future peace and security interventions in the region, with a specific focus on the roles of women and youth in preventing extremism. It aims to identify priorities on the ground and discuss approaches and lessons learned at the regional and national levels and will be...