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The European Union (EU) will provide 25 million Euros to help Dominican Republic

The European Union (EU) will provide 25 million Euros to help Dominican Republic achieve the Millennium Development Goals promoted by the United Nations, according to an official source.

The funds are part of a disbursement of 1.0 billion Euros pending approval, which the European Union will allocate to Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries which have sustained setbacks or delays in achieving the Goals,  European Development Funds National Coordinator Domingo Jimenez explained.

The initiative stipulates 700 million Euros, for nations with major delays and the remaining 300 million for those which have reached determined levels of achievement of those goals.

Domingo Jimenez said the beneficiaries will have to formulate their proposals of intervention in four of the goals: reduction of children mortality, improved maternal health, reduce the proportion of people without access to potable water and basic cleanup by half, and reduce the number of people who undergo hunger by half.

Dominican Republic will promote maternal health and reduce children mortality with the European Union’s support, for which EU delegate in the country Irene Horejs affirmed that the initiative is one more proof of the European governments’ commitment to the people and institutions for human development, and its fight against poverty.

The Millennium Development Goals, to be reached in 2015, also include obtaining universal primary schooling, promote gender equality, fight HIV-AIDS, secure environmental sustainability and develop a global association for development.

Source: Dominican Republic Live

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Last updated December 8, 2016 at 12:39 AM
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