Brussels 18 January 2015 // The European Parliament (EP) drafted an own-initiative report on the ’ Implementation of the UN CRPD with special regard to the Concluding Observations of the UN CRPD Committee’ . The Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) worked on the report together with 8 other Committees.
Brussels 15 January 2016 // At the occasion of the Smarter Futures Steering Group meeting held 17 & 18 December 2015 in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague, the Netherlands, the Ministry and Smarter Futures jointly hosted a lunch seminar entitled “Flour Power, Fortification for a Smarter Future”. Opening the seminar, Reina Buys, Deputy Director General, International Cooperation reminded the audience that in 2007 the Schokland agreements were drafted, specifying the Dutch support for the Millennium Development Goals involving private as well as public partners. Read more.
Brussels 14 January 2016 // About 30 million people living in the European Union (EU) suffer from a rare disease. Rare diseases are defined by the European Union as life-threatening or chronically debilitating conditions that affect no more than 5 in 10,000 people in EU. There are roughly 7,000 rare diseases currently identified.