&#39Resilience can become hallmark of 2015,&#39 says UN disaster risk reduction chief

22 January 2015 – Ten years ago today, world leaders in Hyogo, Japan agreed on a framework to better manage risk and curb the impact of disasters in the wake of the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami &#8211 which claimed some 227,000 lives &#8211 and in …

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EIB and Bhutan sign a Framework Agreement for capital investments

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On Thursday 4 December, the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Union’s long-term financing institution and Kingdom of Bhutan signed a Framework Agreement under which the Bank can start financing capital …

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Press Releases: Remarks With Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop, and Australian Minister of Defense David Johnston

FOREIGN MINISTER BISHOP: Ladies and gentlemen, today we have welcomed to Sydney and to AUSMIN Secretaries John Kerry and Chuck Hagel, and this is the second AUSMIN meeting that the four principals here have participated in. The United States alliance is the most important security …

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Press Releases: U.S. Engagement in the 2014 ASEAN Regional Forum

On August 10 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, Secretary of State John Kerry led the United States’ delegation to the 21st Meeting of the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), an annual gathering of foreign ministers and senior officials representing 26 countries from Pakistan to the Pacific …

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Fighting forest fires in Europe – how it works

European Commission

MEMO

Brussels, 4 August 2014

Fighting forest fires in Europe – how it works

Every year there are devastating forest fires in Europe, destroying thousands of hectares of forests. The South European countries are at higher risk, but no European country is immune. …

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Speeches: ASEAN and America: Partners for the Future

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Thank you, Phil. I’m glad to be in San Francisco, and with all of you here at the Commonwealth Club.

You’re here today because you understand the importance of Asia to America. This is especially evident in a Pacific Coast state …

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President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:

  • Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall – Deputy Secretary, Department of Energy
  • Jess L. Baily –
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Speech: Thriving in a global economy

European Commission

[Check Against Delivery]

Karel De Gucht

European Commissioner for Trade

Thriving in a global economy

Launch: “Spirits: A European Power House for Trade”

Brussels, 25 June 2014

Ladies and gentlemen,

The international success of the European spirits industry is based on tradition.

Consumers …

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Oceans Roundtable

MS. HARF: Hi everybody. Thank you to everyone for coming today. For those of you who I haven’t met, I’m Marie Harf. I’m the deputy spokesperson here. We’ll be moderating today’s discussion. We have several very distinguished speakers with us: Under Secretary of State for …

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”Post-Haiyan – A Way Forward”

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European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Kristalina GEORGIEVA EU Commissioner for international cooperation, humanitarian aid and crisis response ASEM Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Manila, 5 June 2014 Dear President, Dear Foreign Affairs Secretary, Dear Defense Secretary,….
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Daily News of 2014-06-05

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EXME 14 / 05.06 DAILY NEWS 05 / 06 / 14 Brussels G7 Summit continues with talks on global economy, trade, energy and development On the second day of the Brussels G7 Summit leaders are continuing their discussions on the
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Speech: How can we do better for the world’s hungry: lessons learned from the EU-WFP partnership

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European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Kristalina GEORGIEVA EU Commissioner for international cooperation, humanitarian aid and crisis response Speech: Opening the Executive Board meeting of the World Food Programme Rome, 3 June 2014 It is a great honour to join you
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