The European Union (EU) and the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have developed one of the
most politically and economically integrated relationships and have concluded 27 association, trade or political and
cooperation agreements. Together we want to strengthen the political partnership for an effective, rules-based
multilateral order, building global consensus around important themes such as Human Rights, Climate and Sustainable
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.