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What will the Maltese EU Presidency work on?

From January to June 2017, Malta is chairing the EU Council. In that framework, civil society organisations, such as SKOP (Malta’s national NGDO platform and member of CONCORD) will use this opportunity to promote development education and raise awareness on development and cooperation policies. The following article will guide you through the Maltese priorities as well as the main development activities covered under the Presidency.

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Main outcomes of the post-Cotonou event

For two days, on December 6th and 7th, CONCORD and the FIP-IFP organised a seminar on the post-Cotonou process. These 2 days closed with a multi-stakeholders debate, titled “Stand up for a better future for all”. What came out of this process? What have we learned? What are the next steps? Read the joint statement and discover much more in this blogpost.

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No more EU deals to keep migrants out

CONCORD in the news: The EU’s new partnership with Third World countries, modelled on the controversial Turkey deal, and trust funds to limit migration and return refugees to their home countries, have little safeguards for human rights, argue Jessica Poh-Janrell and Andrea Stocchiero of CONCORD.

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European development NGOs urge the EU to agree an action plan that respects their promises on development and aid effectiveness

Today, as the EU adopted its Common Position for the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation High Level Meeting taking place in Nairobi on 30 November – 1 December, Europe’s development NGOs urged EU leaders to set themselves a clear timeline to achieve their commitments, crucial to delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Stand up for a better future for all – Event on post-Cotonou

On December 7th, CONCORD and the Slovak Presidency will host an open dialogue on the future of the Cotonou Agreement. The event, titled “Stand up for a better future for all” will bring together authorities and Civil Society Organisations from both the EU and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states, to discuss the future of the EU’s partnership with 79 ACP states after 2020.

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“Now actions must speak louder than words” European NGOs react on future European development policy

In a first response to European Commission proposals on a new European Consensus on Development, CONCORD Europe calls for the translation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development into action and will be monitoring European governments to ensure the commitments will be followed through in legally binding policies and instruments.

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CONCORD Report “Stakes could not be higher” 2016

The European Union will not achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 14 years if it does not adopt an overall strategy. Without that strategy, the incoherencies of EU policies will make that impossible, given the integrated nature of the 2030 Agenda, shows the new CONCORD report on Sustainable Development, titled “Sustainable Development – The Stakes could not be higher”.

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