Social & Civil Affairs

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...

Twenty-two young women from around ten Southern Mediterranean countries, selected on the basis of their background and ambition to develop a culture of gender equality, took part in a two-week training course on equality and leadership, in Paris and Strasbourg from 9 to 20 May.

Barcelona, 7 June 2016. Ambassador Delphine Borione, Deputy Secretary General of the UfM for Social and Civil Affairs, attended the closing day, on Friday 20 May, of the second WoMED – Next Generation of Leaders programme, a project labelled by the 43 member states of the UfM and supported by the French Ministry of ...

Today, at the Dead Sea in Jordan, Ministers of International Cooperation and Planning from the 43 member countries of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) defined key steps to enhance the impact of regional cooperation.

Dead Sea (Jordan), 2 June 2016. EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn and Imad N. Fakhoury, Jordanian Minister of Cooperation and Planning, had jointly invited to this first Union for the Mediterranean Ministerial Meeting for Regional Cooperation and Planning.

Minister Fakhoury, co-president of the meeting, declared that ‘the Euro-Mediterranean region faces increasing common c...

The UfM-labelled project Young Women as Job Creators is currently benefitting more than 2,000 young Mediterranean women eager to set up their own enterprises. The project was presented as a best regional cooperation practice at the Cairo International Women Empowerment, Entrepreneurs and SMEs Summit. Barcelona, 5 May 2016. In the framework of the VIII Mediterranean Women Entrepreneurs Forum, held in Cairo on 28 April, UfM Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Delphine Borione, presented the results of the UfM-labelled project Young Women as Job Creators.

Young Women as Job Creators, which...

50 international experts on gender equality from UfM governments, international organisations and civil society organisations met on 25-26 April at the UfM headquarters in Barcelona to prepare the ground for the Ministerial Meeting on Strengthening the Role of Women in Society, planned to take place in the first half of 2017.

Barcelona, 27 April 2016. The objective of the UfM regional dialogue process is to review the progress achieved in the implementation of the UfM ministerial commitments (see the 2013 UfM Ministerial Declaration on Strengthening the Role of Women in Society – Paris)...

  • UfM Deputy Secretary General for Social and Civil Affairs, Delphine Borione, at the 60th edition of the Commission on the Status of Women: “Fostering regional cooperation initiatives in the fields of youth employability and women’s empowerment is paramount to effectively advance regional integration, stability and human development in our region”.
  • The fight against violence was a key issue discussed at the event jointly organised by the UfM Secretariat, UN Women, and the Ministry of Solidarity, Women, Family and Social Development of Morocco and on 14 March, 2016, in New York.

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