Social & Civil Affairs

• High-level participants stressed the necessity of a common vision and a regional framework to find concrete solutions to better mobilise the full potential of women. • All the 250 participants demonstrated the essential contribution of women to greater sustainable development, creating job opportunities, effective fight against extremism and radicalisation, and promotion of stability in the region. • Best practices and concrete initiatives were proposed. The UfM Secretariat and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, UNIDO, launched the 2nd phase of a €4.5M project ...

“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...

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...