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CIHEAM, FAO, UfM: Pathways for the future of food systems in the Mediterranean

CIHEAM, FAO, UfM: Pathways for the future of food systems in the Mediterranean | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
This Food Systems Summit Dialogue will be the first of two, aiming at advancing a common understanding of the complex environment of Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) in the Mediterranean region. This will foster an inclusive discussion on future pathways for sustainable food systems in the Mediterranean, and commitments towards supporting their transformation, ultimately advancing progress on the 2030 Agenda in the region.

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FAO, CIHEAM & UfM: Promoting Food Systems transformation in the Mediterranean towards #2030

FAO, CIHEAM & UfM: Promoting Food Systems transformation in the Mediterranean towards #2030 | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

On January 14, 2021, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) and the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) signed a memorandum of understanding agreement (MoU) to provide a framework for collaboration to promote their common goals and objectives in accelerating progress on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, through collaborative actions to support the shift towards more sustainable food systems in the Mediterranean region.

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Mainstreaming Gender in Covid-19 recovery responses of Agri-food sectors and rural areas" a side-event co-organized by the UfM and the CIHEAM during the 5th Women4Mediterranean Conference (19/11/2020)

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[ Online discussion ] Strengthening the role of women in rural and agricultural areas: obstacles and opportunities in the Mediterranean region - Wikigender

[ Online discussion ] Strengthening the role of women in rural and agricultural areas: obstacles and opportunities in the Mediterranean region - Wikigender | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
As part of the publication “Strengthening the role of women in rural and agricultural areas: obstacles and opportunities” (September 2018) and the conference “Women4Mediterranean Conference 2018 – Women build inclusive societies” (Lisbon, Portugal, 10- 11 October 2018), during which the “Empowering Women in Rural and Agriculture Areas” (UM-CIHEAM) workshop will take place, Wikigender, CIHEAM and the UfM organize an online discussion on the topic “Strengthening the role of women in rural and agricultural areas: obstacles and opportunities “.
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New impetus to regional cooperation in research and innovation in the Mediterranean - EU Neighbours

New impetus to regional cooperation in research and innovation in the Mediterranean - EU Neighbours | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Ministers from the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) have stressed the need to step up cooperation on research and innovation. Meeeting in Malta on 4 May, Research Ministers highlighted the importance of research and innovation in addressing the root causes of migration and promoting jobs and growth in the Mediterranean. The Ministerial Conference on “Strengthening Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation through Research and Innovation” was held in Valetta under the auspices of the Maltese Presidency of the European Union. Ministers emphasised the key role that research and innovation play in developing and understanding the root causes of migration. They encouraged a region-wide coordinated approach to increase researchers’ and students’ mobility and establish common platforms for data collection and analysis, while making the best possible use of existing tools.

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CIHEAM: Participation in the UfM Ministerial on Blue Economy

CIHEAM: Participation in the UfM Ministerial on Blue Economy | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

This 2 February 2021, the CIHEAM participated in the UfM Second Ministerial Conference on Sustainable Blue Economy. The Ministerial aimed at improving maritime governance and at intensifying join efforts, activities and projects in various blue economy sectors while addressing the growing environmental and climate-related challenges that the Mediterranean region is currently facing, and tackling the unprecedented socio-economic crisis that the COVID-19 pandemic has generated.

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UfM: proclaims 28 November as "International Day of the Mediterranean"

UfM: proclaims 28 November as "International Day of the Mediterranean" | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The meeting of the Member States of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) on Friday 27 November 2020 in virtual form led to the creation of an "International Day of the Mediterranean".
It will now be celebrated each year on 28 November to "foster a common Mediterranean identity, while promoting intercultural exchanges and embracing the region's diversity", says a UfM press release.

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International Women’s Day 2020: the UfM joins the movement for an equal future

International Women’s Day 2020: the UfM joins the movement for an equal future | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

In a year that marks the 25th Anniversary of the Barcelona Process, which laid the foundations for the creation of the UfM, its Member States are determined to monitor and assess the progress made in advancing gender equality in the region and update their related strategies to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In line with the 2017 UfM Ministerial Declaration on strengthening the role of women in society, and following a 3-year regional process involving governments and gender experts, the UfM will adopt this month a regional intergovernmental follow-up mechanism on gender balance. This entails concrete indicators that will allow to monitor the progress made on women’s rights and to work collectively to accelerate women’s full participation in the region.

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UfM Women4Mediterranean Conference 2018 : Women build inclusive societies. Lisbon, Portugal. 10-11 October 2018

UfM Women4Mediterranean Conference 2018 : Women build inclusive societies. Lisbon, Portugal. 10-11 October 2018 | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The 2018 edition of Women4Mediterranean comes at a time when the 43 UfM countries adopted a strong Ministerial Declaration with an ambitious action plan where UfM Ministers committed to take the necessary and relevant measures and create policies to promote the equality between women and men, in rights and opportunities, in all spheres of society: political, economic and civil life. Women4Mediterranean 2018 takes place at the Champalimaud Foundation’s Centre for the Unknown, a unique landmark facing the river Tejo in the city of Lisbon, Portugal. The Conference is expected to gather more than 300 high level stakeholders from all sectors involved in gender equality and women’s empowerment in the Euro-Mediterranean region, including country representatives, ministers, local authorities and institutions, parliamentarians, international organizations, civil society platforms, academics, private sector actors, project promoters, personalities with an outstanding commitment towards gender equality, media and youth.

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