CONCORD reacts to the EU Commission’s new proposal that seeks to shape the EU’s global poverty strategy after 2015.
(Brussels, 27 February 2013) The EU Commission has proposed a change to the EU’s global poverty efforts after 2015, by integrating environmental sustainability and poverty eradication efforts into a single agenda. This comes with the announcement today of the Communication “A decent life for all: Ending poverty and giving the world a sustainable future.”
- In September 2013, a UN special event will take stock of the efforts made towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), discuss ways to accelerate progress until 2015 and start exchanges on what could follow after the MDG target year of 2015. The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon asked the UN High Level Panel on the post-2015 development agenda to which European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs is a member, to prepare a special report, to be presented by the end of May. A number of commitments made at the Rio+20 Conference in June 2012 also need to be implemented within the EU.
- For further analysis, contact the CONCORD-Beyond 2015 European Task Force, a working structure of CONCORD and the European regional hub of the Beyond 2015 campaign, Gerard Vives email@example.com.