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Marseille, 21 November 2017. UfM Deputy Secretary General Ihab Fahmy delivered a keynote speech in the opening session of the conference “Méditerranée du Futur” to promote joint actions for the climate agreements, held in Marseille on 21 November 2017.

This timely Conference, taking place right after the meetings of the COP23 in Bonn, the First UfM Energy and Climate Business Forum in Cairo, and the “First UfM Regional Platform on Sustainable Urban Development” in Brussels, was inaugurated by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, H.E. Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreig...

•MedaWeek 2017 will bring together more than 1,500 businesspeople to discuss the untapped human and economic potential of the Mediterranean region from a wide variety of angles. •The UfM, UNIDO and ASCAME will gather over 70 Mediterranean women to enhance cooperation for creating new business opportunities for women. •The MENA region has significant gender disparity when it comes to entrepreneurship: only 13-15% of women run their own businesses compared to 31-38% worldwide. • The OECD estimates that by further enabling women’s economic empowerment, the MENA region could increase its ...
In efforts to take concrete steps towards implementing the UfM Urban Agenda, the UfM Secretariat organised the First UfM Regional Platform on Sustainable Urban Development in Brussels on 9 November 2017.

Brussels, 9 November 2017. In efforts to take concrete steps towards implementing the UfM Urban Agenda, the UfM Secretariat organised the First UfM Regional Platform on Sustainable Urban Development in Brussels on 9 November 2017. Gathering high-level government  representatives of the 43  UfM Member States as well as key institutional and financial partners, the Platform provided a good o...

Brussels, 9 November 2017. The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) and the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen collaboration to advance sustainable urban mobility.

On the margins of the First UfM Regional Platform on Sustainable Urban Development, UfM Deputy Secretary General Amb. Ihab Fahmy and UITP Secretary General Elect Mohamed Mezghani signed, in Brussels on 9 November 2017, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between both organisations to undertake joint actions for a sustainable urban mobility...

•On the threshold of the next United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) to be held this year in Bonn in Germany, euro-mediterranean youth took the lead of gathering 80 volunteers from both shores of the Mediterranean who made a trip from Marrakech to Bonn in 20 electric vehicles in order to raise awareness about climate change and how to travel sustainably. •The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Secretariat today welcomed the group of young people at its headquarters in Barcelona. Tomorrow they will present a smart photovoltaic torch at the UN headquarters in Geneva as a symbol of E...