In some parting reflections, Seamus Jeffreson, CONCORD’s outgoing director, looks back on five eventful years in the NGO world. Despite current political pressure on CSOs, his outlook for civil society is one of solidarity, humanity, and resilience.
At the end of April, CONCORD was invited to discuss the recently highlighted issue of sexual misconduct in humanitarian work in the course of a joint workshop with the European Parliament’s DEVE committee. This piece, written by Seamus Jeffreson, CONCORD Director, addresses the issue and action points for EU NGOs.
For the second consecutive year, world leaders and civil society representatives gathered in New York for the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. Two years after the adoption of Agenda 2030, where do we stand on the road to “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world,” making sure to leave no one behind? – CONCORD Director reporting back from NYC.
Défendre l’espace société civile auprès des Institutions Européennes: un devoir aussi sur notre continent
CONCORD Director, Seamus Jeffreson, was invited to the General Assembly of Coordination Sud on June 15th to address the following question “Enabling environment for NGOs: What situation in France, Europe and the world?”. Here is the speech he delivered to Coordination Sud’s membership [text in French].
With the revision of the Cotonou Agreement which will start mid-2018 and the soon to be signed new EU Consensus on Development, where do we stand on development cooperation after 60 years of European Union?
Seamus Jeffreson, CONCORD Director was invited to speak on October 27th at the International Conference “Development and Democracy” in Bratislava, organised by the Pontis Foundation in the framework of the Slovak Presidency. Find here the speech and background info.
CONCORD Director was asked by the CONCORD member working on improving the quality of life of people with disabilities, CBM International, for his reflections on the upcoming European Consensus on Development and its impact on people with disabilities.
On behalf of CONCORD, we want to express our regret and sadness at the decision of the UK to leave the European Union. Article written by Johannes Trimmel, CONCORD President and Seamus Jeffreson, CONCORD Director.
CONCORD expresses our shock and deep sadness at the killing yesterday of Jo Cox MP.
Jo worked tirelessly to make the world a better place. She served with Oxfam GB including the Oxfam EU office from 2001 to 2009 (while she was head of the office, Oxfam became a member of CONCORD). Jo was committed to an internationalist and European approach to global justice.
Partnerships are at the heart of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. Taking part in the “How to make SDGs Europe’s Business“ conference, Seamus Jeffreson, CONCORD director, has elaborated some key recommendations for the successful implementation of Agenda 2030 which depends on a new way of perceiving partnerships.