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•The UfM Secretariat participated in the 4th Summit of Presidents of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean (PA-UfM), which took place in Rome on 12 May under the outgoing presidency of Laura Boldrini, President of the Italian Parliament, and Pietro Grasso, President of the Italian Senate. Ali Abdel Aal, Speaker of the Egyptian House of Representatives, was elected as the new President. •The 13th Plenary Session of the Parliamentary Assembly, which took place on 13 May, gathered more than 300 parliamentarians from UfM countries to discuss the current challenges and o...
•UfM Foreign Affairs Ministers give strong political impulse to the Union for the Mediterranean by endorsing a new Roadmap for Action. •The UfM consolidates an action-driven methodology with a common ambition by creating effective links between the policy dimension and its operational translation into concrete projects and initiatives on the ground. •10 new projects were labelled in 2016. The year concludes with a total of 47 region-wide projects with a budget of €5.3 billion. The tangible positive impact from the first wave of projects is already visible involving over 200,000 benefic...
•35 engaged young men and women from 24 countries from the north and south of the Mediterranean exchanged on ideas and shared experiences for better cooperation on youth priorities in the Mediterranean region.

Barcelona, 10 May 2017.  The seminar ‘Bridging Youth Across the Mediterranean’ jointly hosted by the UfM Secretariat and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation came to a close today following one and a half days of open exchange, debate and sharing of ideas among each other and with experts of the region.

Throughout the seminar, 35 young women and men representing youth organisations fr...

Nairobi (Kenya), 10 May 2017.  UfM Deputy Secretary General Ihab Fahmy addressed the Governing Council of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) on the occasion of its 26th session held at the United Nations Offices in Nairobi, Kenya on 8 -12 May 2017.

This Governing Council (GC26), which takes place a few months after the Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) in Quito, Ecuador in October 2016, was centred on ´Opportunities for the effective implementation of the adopted New Urban Agenda´. The meeting addressed pressing issues such as in...

•Research Ministers from the UfM Member States gathered today in Malta in order to strengthen Euro-Mediterranean regional cooperation through research and innovation. •The priority topics addressed were research and innovation’s role in addressing the root causes of migration and promoting ‘blue’ jobs and growth in the Mediterranean as well as the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area - PRIMA.

The Ministerial Conference on “Strengthening Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation through Research and Innovation” was held on 4 May 2017 in Valetta under the auspi...