The UfM since the adoption of the Roadmap – 2019
The Fourth Regional Forum presents an occasion to assess the achievements of the Union for the Mediterranean since the adoption of the Roadmap and to initiate a process of reflection on the priorities for the coming years. The adoption of the UfM Roadmap by Foreign Ministers in January 2017 marked a turning point for the institution, both at political and operational levels. The Roadmap gave the UfM a new impetus and allowed its Secretariat to define, under the guidance and support of the Co-Presidency, a 2018-2020 strategic vision to implement an enhanced cooperation framework in the Euro-Mediterranean region that contributes to achieving inclusive development, in line with the UN 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At the Third UfM Regional Forum, held on 8 October 2018 in Barcelona, and which coincided with the 10th anniversary of the organisation, Foreign Ministers assessed the implementation of the Roadmap and renewed their commitment in favour of cooperation in the Mediterranean. The following sections provide an update on the state of play of the UfM Roadmap implementation, and highlight several milestones (in blue boxes) on the path towards regional integration in the Euro-Mediterranean.
Author: Union for the Mediterranean