Lithuania joins the Global Partnership

Lithuania has formally endorsed the Global Partnership Principles and joined the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation.
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Lithuanian Foreign Vice-Minister thanks Order of Malta for its vigorous activity in Lithuania

On 28 January, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Rolandas Kriščiūnas held a meeting with Ingo Radtke, Secretary General of Malteser International, which is the Worldwide Relief Agency of the Order of Malta for Humanitarian Aid.
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Lithuanian Presidency achievements presented to the Development Committee of the European Parliament

Lithuanian Deputy Foreign Minister Rolandas Kriščiūnas on December 18 in Brussels presented to the Committee on Development of the European Parliament the achievements of the Lithuanian Presidency, which include agreements reached on funding external support and establishing the European Union Humanitarian Volunteer Corps.
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Lithuanian Deputy Foreign Minister stresses that Lithuania has achieved Council Presidency goals in Development Cooperation

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Rolandas Kriščiūnas stressed in the Foreign Affairs Council meeting on 12 December in Brussels that Lithuania had achieved the objectives of its EU Council Presidency in the area of development cooperation as the Council had adopted conclusions setting out the EU approach to financing future development agenda beyond 2015.
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In Ethiopia, Lithuanian Foreign Vice-Minister presents the EU's role in adressing security challenges in Africa

On 27 November in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital city, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Rolandas Kriščiūnas presented the EU’s role in addressing security challenges in Africa and responded to questions raised for the Council by delegates of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly.
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Lithuanian Foreing Vice-Minister offers to benefit from transition experience of Lithuania and other EU member states

On 26 November in Brussels, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Neris Germanas took part in European Development Days and discussed how developing countries, which planned or were already implementing political, social, and economic reforms, could benefit from transition experience of the EU member states.
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UN Assistan Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs visits Lithuania

The United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Kyung-Wha Kang visited Lithuania on 11 and 12 November.
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An informal meeting of the Council's Working group on Humanitarian Aid and Food Aid takes place in Vilnius

An informal meeting of the Council’s Working Group on Humanitarian Aid and Food Aid was held in Vilnius on 11 November. The meeting discussed enhanced coordination for effective delivery of humanitarian assistance.
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Lithuanian professionals working with Palestinian youth

A project called “Strenghtening Youth Civic Action through Non-Formal Education” was carried out on the October 25 – November 3, 2013 in the West Bank town of Abudis. Nine experts from Lithuania - journalists, audiovisual art experts and non-formal education trainers - worked with youth groups from a school, university and a non-governmental organization.
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NGDO Platform urges Lithuanian Government to seize the historic opportunity to help developing countries

On October 8, 2013, NGDO Platform presented to the public the Lithuanian Non-Governmental Development Cooperation Organisations’ Position on Development Cooperation Policy Issues for the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
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