European Commission sets out its position on global partnership for the post-2015 development agenda
EU News 27/2015
Brussels, 05 February 2015
Today the European Commission set out its views on global efforts that will be needed to eradicate poverty and boost sustainable development. The Communication on a “Global Partnership for Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development after 2015” has been jointly prepared by the High Representative and Vice President, Federica Mogherini, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, and Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella. It has been agreed with First Vice-President Frans Timmermans, who holds horizontal responsibility for sustainable development. While putting forward proposals on how the international community should organise its action to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals, it also shows how the EU and its Member States could contribute to the international effort.
2015 is a pivotal year for global sustainable development. Through the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda which will succeed the Millennium Development Goals, the international community will respond to challenges facing the world today: eradicating poverty, achieving inclusive and sustainable development for present and future generations and ensuring the promotion and protection of all human rights and fundamental values as the basis for peaceful and prosperous societies.
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Neven Mimica, Karmenu Vella Date: 05/02/2015 Reference: P-027442/00-06 (C)EU, 2015 URL