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The member countries of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) have defined key measures to address the persisting challenge of unemployment in the Mediterranean region, particularly for young people and women.

Dead Sea (Jordan), 27 September 2016. At the third Ministerial Conference on Employment and Labour today in Jordan, ministers of UfM member countries reaffirmed their commitment to work together to address the challenges relating to employment, employability and decent work. The European Commission –represented by H.E. Marianne Thyssen, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, ...

“Violence against women and girls is a grave violation of human rights and human dignity. Further to preventing women from a full participation in the society, violence has an impact and a cost which extend to the family, to children and to the whole society”, said Senior Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Delphine Borione during the meeting.

Rabat, 21 September 2016.

Under the framework of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Regional Dialogue on women empowerment, and as a continuation to the previous meetings held in 2016 in Barcelona, Paris and Amman, two working group meetings w...

• UfM Secretary General participates in the General Debate of the General Assembly and holds bilateral meetings with Government officials and representatives of UN Agencies to advance the common development agenda for the Euro-Mediterranean region, in line with the 2030 Development Agenda for Sustainable Development. • “The UfM Secretariat is determined to continue joining forces with the international community to address global challenges and implement Sustainable Development Goals in the Euro-Mediterranean region, with tangible and concrete activities and initiatives, especially for y...
More than a 100 participants of the Skill for Success program celebrated the end of their training and their improved employability skills.

Beirut, Lebanon, 18 August 2016.

On August 18, AMIDEAST/Lebanon held a graduation ceremony for the participants of the programme “Skills for Success” in Beirut. After the finalization of the programme in Lebanon, “Skills for Success” has already trained more than 320 women in Jordan, Morocco and Lebanon.

In Lebanon, the programme was implemented in 4 governorates: Beirut, Tripoli (north), Tyr (south), and the Shouf (south/center), and benefited 103...

• Water is fundamental to human security, key to social and economic growth and the Mediterranean region is currently facing varying water-related situations and challenges. • The 2nd Meeting of the Drafting Group of the UfM Water Expert Group (WEG) has accelerated the work on the regional agenda on water to build a joint proposal of action plan for the region.

Malta, 26-27 July. The social, economic and environmental impacts of water challenges, including the direct impact of climate change on water resources and their associated costs, are calling for urgent action. The UfM Member ...