About: Millennium Development Goals

Development Policy 05-06-2018

Everyone gains from investing in the health and gender equality of women and children

Five million women and children die every year from entirely preventable causes. The Global Financing Facility (GFF) supports the 50 countries with the greatest needs by investing in their health systems but that is not enough, writes Mariam Claeson.

Europe leads sustainable development agenda

Sustainability should be integrated as a leitmotif and goal of every policy formulated and implemented, writes Stuart Reigeluth.

Sustainable consumption and Germany’s response

Moving towards a sustainable consumption model cannot rely solely on consumer habits and attitudes: the formulation of policy is where real change will be made. Germany has a golden opportunity to be a pioneer in this area, write Matthias Ruchser and Ingmar Streese.
Development Policy 10-02-2016

NGO founder: Sustainable Development Goals will work

Fazle Hasan Abed sold his flat in 1971 and used the money to set up BRAC, which is now considered to be the world's largest NGO. El País - Planeta Futuro reports.
Development Policy 05-02-2016

SDGs: Not an à la carte menu

How do we translate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into policy? We need a more coherent and integrated approach, argue Sarah Holzapfel and Heiner Janus.
Development Policy 30-11-2015

Spanish politicians hash out sustainability goals

Seven Spanish politicians have met to discuss the positions of their respective parties in relation to the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals, ratified in September. EURACTIV's partner El País - Planeta Futuro reports.
Development Policy 29-10-2015

WHO: More work needed to eradicate tuberculosis

A new study by the WHO has shown that the number of tuberculosis cases per year has nearly halved, but that there is still a lot of work to be done. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Development Policy 20-10-2015

Danièle Lamarque: ‘Migration and development policies should be linked’

The European Union must adapt its development aid to new challenges, like the migration crisis, and the fight against climate change, Danièle Lamarque told EURACTIV France
Development Policy 20-10-2015

Charity head: Investment can help end world hunger

On Friday (16 October), the international community celebrated World Food Day; however, figures suggest that there is little to actually celebrate, warns Tobias Kahler. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Development Policy 06-10-2015

Statistical changes lead to cuts in global poverty

The World Bank has changed its poverty indicator and lifted 200 million people out of extreme poverty. Critics have said this change calls into question recent progress in poverty reduction. EURACTIV France reports
Development Policy 01-10-2015

German Africa envoy: Scepticism remains over SDG implementation

Günter Nooke, Angela Merkel's representative in Africa, has called for a rethink of international approaches towards Africa, in an interview with EURACTIV Germany.
Development Policy 25-09-2015

Germany seeks leading role in implementing SDGs

This weekend at a UN summit, ambitious new targets for reducing poverty are on the agenda for 2030. German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants Germany to be a front runner in the fight against hunger. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Development Policy 24-09-2015

Annick Girardin: ‘The SDGs can solve the causes of the migrant crisis’

International leaders will meet this week to adopt the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. Annick Girardin told EURACTIV France that she believes this framework will respond to the root causes of the refugee crisis. 
Development Policy 13-07-2015

The EU in fighting poverty: Trailblazer or penny-pincher?

This week in Addis Ababa, some huge decisions will be made – decisions that will affect the future of millions of people, writes Michael Elliott.
Development Policy 11-05-2015

EU divided over abortion in development policy

Promoting sexual and reproductive rights within development policy is not a straightforward exercise for countries like Malta and Hungary. France is working to establish a common EU position before the next Foreign Affairs Council meeting on 26 May. EURACTIV France reports
Development Policy 28-04-2015

Sustainable development goals: Central, but unnoticed

The world’s sustainability goals for 2030 are currently being debated at the United Nations HQ in New York, a key negotiation that will largely decide where development aid will flow over the next 15 years. But in Germany, hardly anyone has paid attention. Der Tagesspiegel reports.
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Development Policy 20-04-2015

Post-2015 development agenda inspires 291 Parliament amendments

A six-page draft resolution on financing for the EU's post-2015 development aid agenda has attracted 291 amendments from MEPs, a total of 135 pages, despite its light legal character.
Development Policy 20-04-2015

A new political impetus for the fight against malaria

Past successes should not hide what remains to be done towards complete eradication of malaria, write Maurice Ponga and Cristian Dan Preda.
Development Policy 24-02-2015

EU Development Year puts fair consumption in the spotlight

Germany and the European Commission officially kicked-off the European Year for Development 2015 with the clear message that, even in the age of globalisation, industrialised countries can also stand to benefit from good living conditions in the rest of the world. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Commissioners Neven Mimica and Karmenu Vella.
Development Policy 05-02-2015

Commission unveils its position on global development after 2015

The European Commission published priorities for a sustainable development agenda on Thursday (5 February), ahead of negotiations for the post-2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
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Development Policy 04-02-2015

Building roads key to combating hunger, study says

Investments in basic transport and electricity in developing nations are among the best ways to curb hunger by 2030, since a quarter of all food is now wasted after harvest, according to a report issued by International Food Policy Research.
Christian Friis Bach
Development Policy 03-02-2015

Danes nominate Millennium Development Goals for Nobel Peace Prize

Denmark's Minister for Development Aid, Mogens Jensen, together with eight predecessors, has nominated the so-called 2015 goals, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Development Policy 21-01-2015

‘The Stars are aligned’: Now bring them down to Earth!

Negotiations on a new agenda for sustainable development kicked off in New York on Monday. Diplomats hope to finalise talks in September, write Silke Weinlich and Steffen Bauer
Development Policy 23-09-2014

Has development completely fallen off the EU’s radar?

The nomination of Neven Mimica as European Commissioner for international cooperation and development and Christos Stylianides as European Commissioner for humanitarian aid and crisis management suggests that development cooperation is increasingly falling off the European Union’s radar, whereas in a recent past the Union was at the forefront of the global battle to eradicate poverty.