|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: DG Communication|
|Series Title||Press Release|
|Series Details||IP/17/1503 (07.06.17)|
Nearly 200 nations adopted the plan, which included a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, combat inequality, protect human rights, promote gender equality, and create conditions for sustainable growth and shared peace and prosperity.On 7 June 2017 the European Union and its Member States signed the New European Consensus on Development, a strategic blueprint outlining the future of European development policy. It represented a new collective vision and plan of action to eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development.
The new European Consensus on Development constituted a comprehensive common framework for European development cooperation. For the first time, it would apply in its entirety to all European Union Institutions and all Member States, which committed to work more closely together. The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union had recently endorsed the initiative.
It was seen as the EU's response to today's global trends and challenges, aligning EU external action to the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The European Commission had put forward its proposal for a new European Consensus on Development in November 2016.
|Subject Categories||Environment, Politics and International Relations|
|Countries / Regions||Europe|