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HR/VP Mogherini at the opening ceremony of the European Development Days

EU News 214/2016

15/06/2016

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals provide a crucial basis to meet the challenges the world faces and unlock the huge potential for growth and sustainable development. This was the message delivered by High Representative Federica Mogherini as she opened the 2016 European Development Days.

Over the past ten years, the EDDs have gathered more than 40,000 participants from governments, civil society and business. This year’s edition welcomed UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and leaders from Africa, the Pacific, Europe and around the globe.

In her opening address, Mogherini described the huge potential she sees as she travels the world: “We have a duty – even a moral obligation – to unlock the world’s immense potential for growth and for sustainable development,” she said.

Source and additional information:
http://eeas.europa.eu/top_stories/2016/150616_edd_en.htm

Date: 15/06/2016 Reference: P-031852/00-28 © European Union, 2016 URL