Draft Council Conclusions on Mobility Partnerships as a tool of the Global Approach to Migration

November 18, 2009

The Presidency submitted the draft Conclusions on Mobility Partnerships as a tool of the Global Approach to Migration. Their objective is, taking into account the experience of the pilot Mobility Partnerships, to confirm the value of this cooperation instrument, which addresses the three components of the Global Approach (legal migration, illegal migration, migration and development) and to set criteria for the identification of third-countries with which the European Union could conclude new Mobility Partnerships. Read the draft council conclusions – pdf


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JAES – Africa’s emerging global partnerships. Their implications for the continent’s development aspirations

November 18, 2009

Important changes have been occurring in the ill-defined area of partnership in Africa, mainly in the context of the African Union’s quest for development as well as peace and security on the continent. The purpose of this ISS paper is to identify and describe the implication of these partnerships, as well as their long-term development objectives and, subsequently, to evaluate their relevance to the present economic conditions of African countries.

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Meeting of the Committee of Ten African Heads of States and Government on Climate Change (CAHOSCC), ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA

November 18, 2009

On the 17th of November, 10 heads of state and government meet to discuss Climate Change issues and the upcoming Copenhagen Summit on Climate Change. Read:
Draft Programme (en)
Introductory Remarks by Dr. Jean Ping, Chairperson of the African Union Commission (fr)

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Final JAES EDD Report of the session “Citizens at the heart of the Africa-EU Partnership – mobilising stakeholders”

November 12, 2009

Discussions in the EDD session on Citizens at the heart of the Africa-EU Partnership have shown the rich diversity of ways citizens can be – and have already been – involved in a partnership between Africa and Europe. This has raised questions on how best to organize the role of citizens in the Joint Africa-EU Strategy
(JAES).
Download the report – click here
Download other documents /speeches from participants – click here

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UN chief at 3rd Global Forum on Migration and Development

November 6, 2009

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon outlined three challenges facing the planet on the issue of migration and placed emphasis on the problem of human trafficking, especially of women and children, in his address to the 3rd Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) that opened in Athens on 3rd of November.
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Global Forum on Migration and Development

November 5, 2009

The third Global Forum on Migration and Development will be held in Athens on 4–5 November. Participants at the Forum will include UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the President of Greece and the Greek Prime Minister. The EU will be represented by Swedish Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy Tobias Billström and the European Commission by Vice-President Jacques Barrot.
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Official launch of the ACP Migration Facility

November 4, 2009

The ACP Migration Facility aims to support the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries to better understand and manage the flow of migration within their borders, was officially launched on the 27th and 28th October in Brussels during a workshop organised by the ACP Secretariat in collaboration with the European Commission’s EuropeAid Cooperation Office (AIDCO).
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