Commissioner Mimica visits Argentina to promote triangular cooperation



Commissioner Mimica will attend the second high-level United Nations conference on South-South cooperation – “BAPA+40”. He will also launch the dedicated programme for Argentina under the EU-UN global Spotlight Initiative, which aims to eliminate violence against women and girls.

Commenting on his visit, Commissioner Mimica said: "Triangular cooperation plays an increasingly important role in global efforts to implement the Sustainable Development Goals by bringing in more resources and expertise. Argentina remains a key partner for us in these efforts. We have significantly stepped up our cooperation and policy dialogue over the past years and will continue to do so on a broad range of issues; from climate change, to gender equality, to sustainable investments.” 

Under the umbrella of the global Spotlight Initiative, the national programme for Argentina will focus on femicide. Combining efforts from the European Union, the United Nations and the Argentinian Government, the programme will provide support to fill the legislative and policy gaps and will help improve access to preventive and post-violence care, targeting groups most vulnerable to discrimination. The EU will be contributing an initial €5 million to the overall Spotlight investment in Argentina, which is expected to be in the order of €8 million in total.

During his visit, the Commissioner will meet key counterparts in the EU's cooperation with Argentina, including the Minister for Foreign Affairs Jorge Faurie, Minister for Health and Social Development Carolina Stanley, and Minister for Security Patricia Bullrich. He will furthermore participate in the launch event of the OECD Latin American Economic Outlook 2019 report.

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