Past Events

10-11 October, Brussels, Belgium. - The objective of the Forum is to promote social dialogue at regional level and ensure that it contributes to the objectives of the UfM Framework for Actions on employment, employability and decent work.

The Social Dialogue Forum, which meets for the third time in 2017, will bring together representatives from national employers’ and workers’ organisations from UfM partner countries, relevant Euro-Mediterranean regional organizations, as well as representatives from the UfM Co-Presidency, the UfM Secretariat, the European Commission and experts.

Malta, 5-6 October 2017. The European Union will host the fourth high-level Our Ocean Conference in Malta on 5 and 6 October 2017. In the spirit of the successful 2014, 2015 and 2016 editions, the conference aims to inspire and empower a new generation of leaders, entrepreneurs, scientists and civil society to identify solutions and commit to actions for safe, secure, clean and sustainably managed oceans.

It follows on from the previous conferences and complements the EU’s Ocean Governance Initiative, which sets out an agenda for ensuring the future of the oceans around the world. Nearly 1...

18-19 September 2017, Barcelona. – The UfM will co-organise the International Conference on Sustainable Development Goals (GUNI), taking place in Barcelona. The Conference is a leading international meeting aiming to create a permanent and multidisciplinary knowledge network on implementation of SDGs, where all stakeholders learn from each other: universities, governments, cities and public agencies.

Held in Barcelona, Catalonia, from 18th to 19th September 2017, it will gather multidisciplinary experts and high-level practitioners from around the world to exchange knowledge, ...

Cairo, 13 September 2017.- Boosting the Mediterranean region’s economic growth and resilience requires upgrading and developing social and economic infrastructure and stimulating private sector development. This conference will address the challenges and obstacles in the region, focusing on how to boost public and private investments to promote job creation, especially for young people and women, and to raise living standards.

Starting with a macroeconomic overview that focuses on current economic developments and potential drivers of economic growth in the region, the conference will c...

7 September 2017, New York. –  Closed-door session which will bring together high-level representatives of key regional and international partner organizations, as well as international financial institutions, to exchange views on ways to effectively contribute to advancing the implementation of the New Urban Agenda, building upon synergies and complementarity.

6-7 September, Rabat. – The mandate of the Standing Committee on Finance is to assist the COP in exercising its functions with respect to the financial mechanism of the Convention. The Standing Committee on Finance (SCF) annually organizes a forum to communicate and exchange information among key stakeholders dealing with climate change finance in order to promote synergies and coherence in the global agenda. This year’s forum will focus on mobilizing finance for climate-resilient infrastructure.

The overall objective of the 2017 SCF forum is to identify gaps in mobilizing and accessing f...