The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals provide a crucial basis to meet the challenges the world faces and unlock the huge potential for growth and sustainable development. This was the message delivered by High Representative Federica Mogherini as she opened the 2016 European Development Days.
You are invited to a press point by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Integration and International cooperation, on the second EU-G5 Sahel meeting, at the EEAS building, Rond-Point Schuman 9, Friday 17 June at 13h00, VIP press corner.
The European Union is committed to preventing international trade in minerals from intensifying or perpetuating conflict, with an aim to stop profits from trading minerals being used to fund armed conflicts. Throughout 2018 the EU holds the chairmanship of the Kimberley Process, aimed to ensure sustainable and conflict-free trade in diamonds.
2015 was a historic year for multilateralism and for sustainable development seeing the adoption in September of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the successful conclusion of the 21 Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 21) with an agreement on a multilateral legal framework.