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EU announces support to improve workplace safety and labour practices in producing countries

EU announces support to improve workplace safety and labour practices in producing countries

| October 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

EU announces support for the G7’s ‘Vision Zero Fund’, to improve working conditions and labour standards, and establish sustainable business practices in producing countries.  International Cooperation and Development Commissioner Neven Mimica, and Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility Commissioner Marianne Thyssen have announced an EU contribution for the G7’s ‘Vision Zero Fund’. This Fund will […]

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Sustainable Development Goals and the Agenda 2030

Sustainable Development Goals and the Agenda 2030

| September 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

The 2030 Agenda is the new global framework to help eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development by 2030. It includes an ambitious set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which is set to be adopted. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development sets out the global framework to eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development by 2030. The […]

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Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): What has the EU achieved?

Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): What has the EU achieved?

| September 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

In 2000 the Millennium Development Goals were agreed to reduce poverty and improve the lives of people in developing countries. They have delivered encouraging results. Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): What has been achieved 15 years ago, the Millennium Development Goals, or MDGs, were put in place by the international community to reduce poverty and improve […]

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Commissioner Mimica to discuss regional co-operation and sign development programmes during visit to Pacific Region

Commissioner Mimica to discuss regional co-operation and sign development programmes during visit to Pacific Region

Today (15 June), International Cooperation and Development Commissioner Neven Mimica (pictured) began his visit to the Pacific Region by delivering an opening speech at the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly. During his visit in Fiji (which will last until 17 June,) he will also hold bilateral meetings with the Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, the Minister […]

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Being ambitious with SDGs, still time to get it right

Being ambitious with SDGs, still time to get it right

VSO: Training community health workers and volunteers in Africa By Priya Nath, Global Policy and Advocacy Advisor (Post-2015) Last week, the UN released a ‘zero draft’ document outlining how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will look. At the same time, thousands of people gathered in Brussels to discuss the big global development challenges as part […]

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‘At least half of aid should go to world’s poorest’

‘At least half of aid should go to world’s poorest’

As the G7 Summit concluded, leaders agreed to work for an end to extreme poverty and hunger by 2030. Governments from the world’s richest countries agreed to reverse the decline in aid to the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and to reconfirm existing commitments such as the EU allocating 0.7% of national income to aid. They […]

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Financing for development: EU countries to stick to foreign aid commitments

Financing for development: EU countries to stick to foreign aid commitments

MEPs urged EU member countries to respect their Official Development Assistance (ODA) target of 0.7% of national income and to set timetables for reaching it by 2020 in a resolution adopted on Tuesday (19 May). They also stressed the need to mobilize domestic resources efficiently in developing countries as a key source of financing. “The […]

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