The Council today adopted a set of conclusions concerning the implementation by the EU of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, which was established in 2015 and comprises a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Given the horizontal nature of the 2030 Agenda, its implementation requires a cross-policy approach by the EU and its member states. Earlier this year, the Commission published a reflection paper "Towards an ever more sustainable Union by 2030," to which the conclusions are a response.
On 4 April 2019, EU Ambassador Kristian Schmidt launched the European Strategy for a Strengthened Partnership with Civil Society in Myanmar. The new strategy is a follow up to the “EU Roadmap for Engagement with Civil Society in Myanmar (2014-2017)” and seeks to support the creation of an enabling environment for civil society to participate in policymaking and policy implementation processes at the local and national levels.