EU to take leading role in global fight against poverty and strive for sustainable development
EU News 99/2013
27 February 2013
As the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) come to an end in 2015 and the Rio+20 conference launched the process for the formulation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the European Commission acknowledges that both challenges must be tackled together through a joined up approach.
The MDGs have been a powerful tool to mobilise the world around the fight against poverty. Today, tackling poverty remains a top priority as well as other global challenges such as climate change, resource scarcity, environmental degradation and social inequalities. The two challenges of eradicating poverty and ensuring a sustainable development are interlinked and the Communication "A Decent Life for All: Ending Poverty and Giving the World a Sustainable Future", presented today by the European Commission, proposes a global framework to address both issues, with a view to achieve an EU common position to feed the debate at the UN and worldwide.
Source and additional information:
Joint press conference by Andris Piebalgs and Janez Potočnik, Members of the EC, on the communication entitled "A Decent Life for All: Ending Poverty and Giving the World a Sustainable Future". Date: 27/02/2013 Reference: P-022775/00-06 Location: Brussels - EC/Berlaymont ©EU, 2013 URL