Transport & Urban Development

• Mayors of Barcelona and Tetouan, Co-President of ARLEM, and UfM Secretary General presided over 25th Anniversary of Euro-Mediterranean municipal network MedCities, and discuss urban development regional co-operation with mayors and other stakeholders from the region. • Participants agreed on the need for an enhanced common urban development agenda for the Mediterranean, developing synergies and closer cooperation amongst the different integration initiatives in the region, especially in light of UN Habitat III New Urban Agenda and the upcoming COP22 in Marrakech and UfM Ministerial on ...
The “Union for the Mediterranean – Urban Project Finance Initiative (UPFI)” networking event was a unique opportunity to build on the UPFI success story and discuss the best tools for implementing a “New Urban Agenda for the Mediterranean Region”, ahead of the next UfM Ministerial Conference on Sustainable Urban Development, which is to be held in Egypt in spring 2017.

From left to right: Ms. Anne Odic, Head of Local Authorities and Urban Development Division, Agence Française de Développement; H.E. Mr. Mohamed Salah Arfaoui, Minister of Equipment, Housing and Territorial Developme...

• Senior Officials representing the 43 Member States of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) held their fourth regular meeting this year to discuss the challenges facing the Euro-Mediterranean region and to approve several initiatives to promote regional stability, regional human development and regional integration. • Senior Officials approved two new regional cooperation projects to promote urban development and economic integration in the region, bringing the total number of UfM-labelled projects to 47, valued at more than €5 billion.

Brussels, 14 October 2016. At the fourth Sen...

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 1st informal Expert Meeting on Road Safety in the Mediterranean gathered experts from key institutions to agree on further action to improve road safety in the region. • “The UfM is very well placed to coordinate road safety prevention efforts in the Mediterranean”, said Jean Todt, Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General for Road Safety. • “The UfM Secretariat stands ready to contribute to road safety efforts in the region within the framework of its activities in the transport sector, by providing a wide intergovernmental and multi-stakeholder platform to build on a concerte...
• The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) and UN-Habitat sign a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen collaboration for an integrated approach to urban development, focusing on water management, risk reduction and resilience. • Fostering sustainable urban development is paramount to effectively advance integration, stability and human development in the Mediterranean.

Barcelona, 6 April 2016. UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr Joan Clos and UfM Deputy Secretary General for Transport and Urban Development Ambassador Yigit Alpogan signed a Memorandum of Unde...