Navigation path

Joint declaration of ACP-EU countries on the development agenda beyond 2015

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 Poto─Źnik 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

Last update: 25/10/2014 |  Top