In this paper, CONCORD sets out to shed more light on the EU’s impact assessments, seeing in them one of the mechanisms that could make its policies more coherent with sustainable development.
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.
HLPF Voluntary National Reviews 2017: Spur of the moment or planting the seeds for a sustainable future?
Blogpost by Rudy De Meyer (11.11.11, CONCORD Belgium), Vendula Menšíková (Ženatá) (Glopolis, FoRS), Bjarke Vestergaard (Globalt Fokus), Véronique Faber (Cercle de...
EU Member States have just adopted the conclusions on the global Agenda. Following their lead, we call on the European Commission to: strategise, implement and deliver!
On 19 May, the EU Foreign Affairs Council adopted the new EU Consensus on Development, central piece of the EU’s development cooperation architecture. Here is CONCORD’s reaction.
EU Member States and the European Parliament are preparing their respective responses to the Commission’s Communication ‘Next steps for a sustainable European future’. To make the best use of these timely opportunities, CONCORD has set out 10 recommendations for each of these actors, so they can rectify the lack of ambition the EU has displayed thus far in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Great news for non-English speakers and French language enthusiasts! CONCORD report on Sustainable Development 2016 finally arrived in French language…
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.
Will Estonia, Finland, France and Germany lead the way towards Sustainable Development?
Governmental representatives from around the world gather in New York this July to review progress made to deliver on Agenda 2030 in the first 10 months. Four EU Member States – Estonia, Finland, France and Germany – are among the first 22 countries to report on their national preparation for implementing the 2030 Agenda. National platforms of CONCORD have analysed the respective reports of their countries and pointed out their pros and cons.
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.