Joint declaration of ACP-EU countries on the development agenda beyond 2015
Today the Joint Council of Ministers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) and EU countries agreed on a joint declaration for a global development agenda for the time after 2015, once the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) reach their target date.
European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs and Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik published a statement to welcome this: "We are extremely pleased by this declaration, which brings together 79 ACP countries and the 28 EU member states. It shows that vision and position for the post-2015 agenda are converging and that we can make good use of our partnership in tackling global issues. Today’s declaration is a starting point for further dialogue and hopefully an intensified partnership as we work on the post-2015 agenda over the coming months and up until September 2015. Together, we can make a real difference and contribute to building consensus towards ambitious Sustainable Development Goals setting a new agenda for both poverty eradication and sustainable development".
For more information: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-14-202_en.htm