MDGs

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Taking Action: One year on from COP21 and the launch of the SDGs
Economy & Jobs 13-02-2017

Taking Action: One year on from COP21 and the launch of the SDGs

Cooperation to achieve key sustainability goals were at the heart of debates at a Brussels conference on 6 December 2016 hosted by CSR Europe in cooperation with Huawei.
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Development Policy 22-11-2013

Andris Piebalgs: ‘MDGs made the world a better place to live’

The UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have already had a "huge impact in the world" and made it "a better place to live", according to the EU's development commissioner, Andris Piebalgs. While the world has not met all the targets, which they were supposed to do by 2015, the MDGs have paved the way for a "far more ambitious" post-2015 development agenda, Pielbalgs told EURACTIV ahead of the European Development Days, a conference that will be held in Brussels on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.
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Development Policy 04-10-2013

New ideas for EU’s development action

While the current eight MDGs expire in 2015, global and EU political thinking is focusing on the new priorities for development action. With the largest donor -- the EU -- currently going through an economic crisis and the fact that many 'developing' countries are now 'developed', there is an increase need for revising the current MDGs. What are the lessons learned in the past decade regarding development policy? Which are the areas that need stronger emphasis? Are there issues that have been disregarded in the previous MDGs?
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Development Policy 22-03-2013

Austerity driven Europe could miss UN development goals

Eradicate extreme poverty, achieve universal primary education and combat HIV. These are only a few of the proposals made by the UN in 2000 to free people from multiple deprivations. This pledge turned into the eight Millennium Development Goals. 13 years later, as Europe lives on of the worst crisis in decades, economic and fiscal pressure will see many member states missing their targets in fighting poverty reduction. Europe fears that foreign aid will be among the first casualties of long-term austerity measures.