Saving and Improving Lives: Partnership between the United Nations and the European Union in 2011

Launched on 24 Sep 2012
Saving and improving lives report - women in Bangladehs

Report Summary

The 7th annual EU-UN Partnership Report launched in September 2012 is entitled “Saving and Improving Lives: Partnership between the United Nations and the European Union in 2011”. The report presents the main results of the partnership between the United Nations and the European Union in humanitarian and development cooperation.

In the words of UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, this report “highlights an array of results from our vibrant cooperation in 2011, both on the ground and at the policy level. We worked to make development more sustainable by enhancing food security, providing humanitarian assistance, promoting decent work and addressing climate change. And in a year that saw many nations undergo dramatic transformations and moves toward democracy, we continued our strong focus on promoting good governance and building of institutions for justice and the rule of law.”

The total financial contribution from European Agencies to all UN Agencies in 2011 amounted to € 1,355 million. The top 10 countries in terms of EU financial contributions to the UN in 2011 were: Occupied Palestinian Territories, Sudan, DRC, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Somalia, Bangladesh, Ehtiopia, Kenya, and Nigeria.

The report exists both as a web-version and a pdf.

Some key results of EU-UN partnership in 2011

  • Campaigned for the abandonment of child marriage and child labour in more than 10 countries.
  • Supported electoral cycles in 20 countries and 136 million people registered to vote. Also supported local governance institutions and services for 13 million people in 10 countries.
  • Delivered life-saving interventions in over 50 countries through emergency food and nutrition assistance to 15 million crisis-affected people, shelters, water, emergency health, or education.
  • Trained and equipped 13 countries to prevent and respond to disease and epidemic outbreaks.
  • Helped build capacities of 25 countries to reach international trade norms and quality standards.
  • Helped mainstream environmental and climate change concerns in 18 national development policies.
  • Supported security sector reform, border management, rule of law and justice system reform in over 20 counties.

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