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El Salvador Declaration of the Peoples of Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean

El Salvador Declaration of the Peoples of Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean

The Declaration outlines civil society’s main recommendations for their governments in the framework of the bi-regional relations. It was developed together with many civil society organisations from both continents in September and October 2017.

Genuine aid: EU pushes commitment up to 2052 – AidWatch Report 2017

Genuine aid: EU pushes commitment up to 2052 – AidWatch Report 2017

With only genuine aid being accounted, it would take the EU and its Member States another 30 years to reach their commitment to 0.7% GNI, reveals the CONCORD AidWatch report 2017 “EU Aid Uncovered – how to reach the target on time” published today.

The Impact of EU Policies in the World. Seeing the bigger picture.

The Impact of EU Policies in the World. Seeing the bigger picture.

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.

Double-end profit: doing business for sustainable development

Double-end profit: doing business for sustainable development

What is and what should be the role of the private sector in development? CONCORD launches its new report “10 point roadmap for Europe on the role of the private sector in development” compiling ten areas of action for the EU to ensure a fair, sustainable and accountable contribution of the private sector to the 2030 Agenda.

Agro-ecology to strengthen resilience

Agro-ecology to strengthen resilience

To meet the food and nutritional needs of a growing population within our planetary boundaries, we need a shift in food production towards a highly adaptive, low carbon, resource-preserving type of agriculture and in-country value addition that benefits also the poorest farmers through higher incomes and improved access to safe, diverse and nutritious food.

El Salvador Declaration of the Peoples of Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean

The CSO Forum: preparing the future of EU-CELAC relations

Ahead of the official EU-CELAC Summit planned for 2017, CONCORD and its partner Mesa de Articulación will organise the 8th edition of EU-CELAC Civil Society Forum on 7-8 of September. For 2 days, civil society from both regions will discuss recommendations to ensure that solidarity, democracy and justice will shape future bi-regional policies. [English – Espanol]

Offer: Policy and Advocacy Traineeship

We are looking for a person who would like to gain valuable work experience and contribute to the work of a confederation of NGOs whose vision is of a world in which poverty and inequality have been ended; in which decisions are based on social justice, gender equality and upon our responsibility to future generations.

The Cotonou Agreement – What will happen next?

The Cotonou Agreement – What will happen next?

CONCORD is closely following the revision of the Cotonou Agreement, the broadest EU partnership with developing countries. The Agreement will expire in 2020 and the official negotiations will start in August 2018. What will happen next? What is CONCORD’s position? Find all the latest useful information in this blogpost.

The building blocks of Sustainable Development – Reporting back from the HLPF

The building blocks of Sustainable Development – Reporting back from the HLPF

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.

Reporting back from the EU Partnership Forum: The meeting place for CSOs from around the world

Reporting back from the EU Partnership Forum: The meeting place for CSOs from around the world

On 6-7 July, Civil Society Organisations, Local Authorities and Other Development and Human Rights actors gathered alongside European Institutions and Member States at the EU Partnership Forum 2017 in Brussels. Read our feedback from the event.

My take on the EDD17 – How to genuinely invest in Development? Invest in Planet.

My take on the EDD17 – How to genuinely invest in Development? Invest in Planet.

Laura Sullivan was representing CONCORD in the Closing Ceremony of the European Development Days 2017. Here are her takes. In her first blogpost, Laura addressed the necessity of leaving the logic of economic growth as a central goal of our policies and politics on Development. Don’t miss the next episode.

My take on the EDD17 – How to genuinely invest in Development? Invest in People.

My take on the EDD17 – How to genuinely invest in Development? Invest in People.

Laura Sullivan, Vice President of CONCORD and Director for Europe and the Americas at Actionaid International, was representing CONCORD in the Closing Ceremony of the European Development Days 2017. Here are her main takes (part 1).