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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...

The meeting determined the need to identify the Technical Assistance of the partner countries on aquaculture and maritime spatial planning (MSP) and presented the ongoing IMP MED study on the potential of the blue economy.

5 July 2017, Brussels. – The 3rd Meeting of the UfM Working Group on Blue Economy took place on 5th July 2017 in Brussels, chaired by European Commission in close collaboration with the UfM Secretariat. The Working Group was informed of the outcomes of the UfM Regional Seminar on the Blue Economy (Barcelona, May 2017), concerning the identification of the Technical...

The Initiative, which involves Algeria, France, Italy, Libya, Malta, Mauritania, Morocco, Portugal, Spain and Tunisia, was launched in 2016 to increase safety and security, promote sustainable blue growth and jobs, and preserve ecosystems and biodiversity

4 July 2017, Brussels-. The “Workshop on the Initiative for the sustainable development of the blue economy in the western Mediterranean” was held in Brussels on 4th July 2017 to discuss the best possible governance structure of the Initiative. It was proposed to set up an operational coordination through a Western Mediterranean Task F...

The UfM Secretariat strongly condemns the terrorist attack ‎perpetrated in Barcelona and other locations in Catalonia. It is with deep sorrow that the Secretariat presents its condolences and expresses its profound solidarity with the families of the victims, the people of Barcelona and the Government of Spain.

The UfM Secretariat reiterates its firm condemnation of all acts of terrorism, extremism and violence. It reaffirms its unshakeable faith in the values of dialogue and peace and joins the international community in the fight against terrorism and the defense of universal human v...