CONCORD is the European confederation of relief and development NGOs.

We envision a world where people live free of poverty and exploitation. This must be achieved by a citizen-led transformative agenda based on social justice and gender equality and respecting diversity and the limits of our planetary capacity.

We are the main interlocutor with the EU Institutions on development policy.

We work together to ensure that European policies promote sustainable economic, social and human development, addressing the causes of poverty, based on human rights, gender equality, justice and democracy.

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Inequalities and sustainable economy

Through policy analysis, monitoring and advocacy, we urge the EU and its Member States to tackle rising inequalities worldwide and contribute to building a sustainable global economy.

Policy coherence for sustainable development

EU policies can affect countries outside the EU positively but also negatively. Working on the basis of ‘do no harm’, we want the EU to avoid undermining partner countries’ efforts to define and pursue their own path towards sustainable development and preferably to support them. We focus on two key areas: migration and trade.

Financing and funding for sustainable development

We monitor international donors’ commitments, including adherence to the development effectiveness principles and adequate programmes and funding for civil society, making sure that the ‘leave no one behind’ principle is incorporated, in order to achieve sustainable development for all people and the planet.

Cross-cutting priorities

We work on five cross-cutting issues by monitoring developments in these areas, advocating for change and integrating them into our 3 core priorities.

Gender Equality

Regional Alliances

Global Citizenship Education

Private Sector

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Will another chance for the EU to deliver on its promises go to waste?

Will another chance for the EU to deliver on its promises go to waste?

The fifth UN Conference to support Least Developed Countries (LDC5, as it’s known) is around the corner. This is another moment – following hot on the heels of the disappointing COP26 – when the EU must step up. Given the extremely difficult situation that LDCs are facing, the EU must not only meet previous pledges but go further. Unrealistic? Maybe. Necessary? Definitely.

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