About: Millenium Development Goals

Agrifood 09-06-2016

Morocco urges Brussels to end farm pact deadlock

Morocco’s Minister of Agriculture, Aziz Akhannouch, called on the EU to unblock a stalled farm trade agreement in order to help the country implement its sole national development strategy. EURACTIV.com reports from Morocco.
Development Policy 29-09-2015

Spain not on track to reach development goals

Spain’s ability to achieve the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals has been assessed by a recent report. EURACTIV’s partner El País – Planeta Futuro reports.
Development Policy 28-08-2015

Illiteracy will cost global economy $1.2tn in 2015

Illiteracy is “a worldwide crisis” that will cost the global economy $1.2tn (£760bn) this year, the World Literacy Foundation (WLF) has warned. More than 796 million people are either completely illiterate, meaning they can’t read or write, or functionally illiterate, meaning they can’t perform basic tasks such as reading a medicine label, the WLF said in a report released on Monday (pdf).
Development Policy 11-06-2015

Spain puts water and sanitation at the heart of SDGs debate

SPECIAL REPORT / Despite heavy cuts in its development budget due to the financial crisis, Spain remains committed to helping the international community achieve the Millenium Development Goals and prepare the ground for the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular in the area of water and sanitation. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Development Policy 15-01-2015

A thousand aid groups launch ‘action/2015’

More than a thousand global development aid and philantropic organisations around the world launched  a campaign today (15 January) named action/2015, which is likely to be one of the largest ever launched.
Development Policy 21-11-2014

Record-breaking survey: World should prioritise education and health

So far, more than 5 million people from all over the world have replied to a survey, called MyWorld2015, conducted both online and on paper, the preliminary results of which show that good education and better healthcare are considered to be the two main priorities to boost development.
Development Policy 30-09-2014

MEPs fail to quiz Mimica

Unlike Malta’s Karmenu Vella, who was targeted by MEPs hoping to reveal his weaknesses through his hearing, the screening of Croatia’s Neven Mimica, Commissioner-designate for Development held yesterday (29 September) appeared to be a formality.
Development Policy 15-09-2014

Millennium Goals leave the most deprived behind

A report by the NGO ATD Fourth World highlights the failures of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the struggle against poverty, claiming some performance measures exclude the most disadvantaged.
Philippe Douste-Blazy
Development Policy 03-07-2014

UN special advisor calls for more innovative foreign aid

Philippe Douste-Blazy told EURACTIV France that in the current economic context, financing for foreign aid must be more innovative. This can be achieved with “painless” taxes, tapping into Africa’s oil exports and greater cooperation,he said in an interview.
Development Policy 24-06-2014

Brussels seeks to raise €2.6 billion for basic education in developing world

A two-day fundraising conference beginning in Brussels tomorrow (25 June) aims at raising a minimum of €2.6 billion over the next three years to boost primary education in developing countries, the European Commission announced today (24 June). 
Global Europe 05-06-2014

G7 leaders vow to tackle unemployment, energy risks

Supporting growth and jobs remains the top priority for the world’s leading industrialised nations, their leaders said following a two-day summit in Brussels that ended today (5 June). They also stated that the use of energy supplies as a means of political coercion or as a threat to security is unacceptable.
An ecologic building in London, UK. [Giancarlo Liguori/Shutterstock].

EU tables proposals to tackle ‘intertwined’ challenges in Europe, developing world

The European Commission tabled proposals on Monday (2 June) for tackling the “intertwined challenges of eliminating poverty” and “ensuring progress is sustainable”, in the EU's contribution to the post-2015 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Development Policy 14-02-2014

Education for all ‘is unfinished business’: UNESCO

The second of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals – education for all – is likely to prove "unfinished business" after the goals are reviewed for post-2015, the assistant director general for education at UNESCO, Qian Tang, has said.
Agrifood 11-02-2014

Milan’s 2015 World Expo aims to spur food security debate

The next World Expo, to take place in Milan in 2015, will attempt to educate people about different ways of producing food and contribute to the food security debate both in industrialised countries and the developing world, the event’s organiser has told EURACTIV in an interview.