Policy coherence for sustainable development is finally starting to break through both in political documents and speeches. This blogpost presents Rilli Lappalainen’s feedback on the High-Level Political Forum 2018 to provide insight on the progress done in policy coherence for sustainable development.
What did 2017 bring to the development sector in Europe? The annual report of CONCORD encloses the biggest achievements of our Confederation in the field of development aid and reports on the main statutory elements needed for a transparent and accountable constituency.
The European Union has again failed to meet its commitment to spend 0.7% of Gross National Income on Development Aid by 2015. The CONCORD Aidwatch report 2016 published today, entitled ‘This is not enough’, reveals that only five countries met their 2015 targets.
CONCORD is on the road to the second High-level meeting of the GPDEC, key moment for our sector to lead the engagement taken on development effectiveness a step further. Find our position paper and the engagement guide which will provide all the information you need to get ready for Nairobi meeting.
CONCORD in the news: In the framework of the new EU Global Strategy, Sabine Terlecki, Head of Policy and Advocacy at CONCORD, identifies the 9 elements which would support a more visionary and ambitious text addressing the root causes of today’s global challenges.
In June this year, the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini will review the “EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy” to guide the European Union’s global actions in the future. CONCORD asks the drafting team to adopt a long-term vision rooted in human rights and the promotion of sustainable development within and outside of the EU.
CONCORD in the news: Based on our report on migration and development, Sophia Wirsching and Bob van Dillen suggests 3 recommendations for EU migration policies to overcome the security focus and comply with policy coherence!
The next EP resolution on Policy Coherence for Development is in preparation. In this framework, Evert-Jan Brouwer (Woord en Daad / EU-CORD) addressed, on behalf of CONCORD, the...
Security and economic interests continue prevailing in the EU’s policy and institutional approach to migration and development, says CONCORD in their new policy paper “Coherence...
An important milestone towards a more sustainable future, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development marks the beginning of a 15-year process of transformative change for people...