Following the adoption of the “Addis Ababa Action Agenda” by the Third International Conference on Financing for Development: Statement by Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica
EU News 205/2015
Addis Ababa, 16 July 2015
The many weeks of discussions with our international partners have borne fruit: today the Third International Conference on Financing for Development has agreed on the “Addis Ababa Action Agenda”.
I welcome this accord, which puts in place very robust foundations to support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will be agreed in September in New York and the climate agreement to be adopted in December in Paris.
I am delighted that together we have been able to decide on an ambitious vision. It reflects the changed world we live in and addresses the full range of what we call “means of implementation”: the tools, policies and resources that need to be in place to ensure that the future agenda can be implemented.
Today’s agreement acknowledges that all actors have to mobilise all resources to come to a success.
I'm proud to say that the EU and its Member States were instrumental in building the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. We will actively work together with all our partners to make it real.
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