Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals across the world: the 2019 joint synthesis report of the European Union and its Member States

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Series Details COM (2019) 232
Publication Date 10/05/2019
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Report presented on 10 May 2019 by the European Commission describing how the EU and its Member States are supporting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in developing countries through development cooperation.

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This report focuses on the period since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda by the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015 and is a contribution to EU reporting at the 2019 High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. The report shows progress made by the EU and Member States so far and how they intend to continue their efforts. It demonstrates that they have collectively contributed to implementation of all SDGs in all developing regions of the world.

The EU and its Member States have worked together closely to produce the report, in consultation with other partners, including the European Parliament and civil society. The Staff Working Document accompanying the report complements it by providing detailed information on progress made under each SDG, including specific examples of action from the EU and its Member States.


The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (the 2030 Agenda), with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is the international blueprint for poverty eradication and sustainable development. It therefore has immense importance as the shared agenda around which all countries must act to meet the needs of people within planetary boundaries.

The European Union and its Member States are fully committed to implementing the 2030 Agenda themselves and to advancing its implementation globally through the full range of their external actions. The 2017 European Consensus on Development provides a new common policy framework for the development cooperation of the EU and its Member States, in support of this implementation.

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EUR-Lex: SWD(2019)176: Commission Staff Working Document accompanying COM(2019)232

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