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•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...

Dubai, 24 September 2017.- UfM Deputy Secretary General Amb. Ihab Fahmy participated in the Open House and Transport Report Launch Event, organised by the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 24 September 2017. He also addressed the UITP MENA Executive Committee, which is responsible for overseeing and providing strategic direction for UITP activities in the MENA region.

In addition to presenting the key findings of the Transport Report and the most important developments in public transport in MENA cities, the event gathered key players ...

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...