‘Women, Peace and Security’ agenda must be at heart of government policy, German NGOs demand

By |junij 12th, 2020|Development Policy, feminism, feminist foreign policy, Germany, Heiko Maas, News, peace process, UN Security Council, Women Peace and Security|

As Germany prepares its latest plans to promote the objectives of UN Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, a group of 17 German NGOs, including UN Women Germany and the International Rescue Committee, have weighed in on changes they...

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Some 50 world leaders call for post-pandemic development cooperation

By |maj 29th, 2020|António Guterres, coronavirus, Development Policy, News, Sustainable Development Goals, United Nations, Ursula von der Leyen|

World leaders on Thursday (29 May) called for resilience and cooperation after the pandemic recedes, during a UN videoconference in which the United States, China and Russia did not participate.

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Increase tax collection fairly: How poor countries can tackle the coronavirus crisis

By |april 30th, 2020|coronavirus economic response, Development Policy, fair taxation, News|

Governments need billions, if not trillions, of euros to tackle the impact of the coronavirus crisis. Many poor countries lack that money, and they need support in collecting more tax, and do so fairly, write Chiara Putaturo and Lis Cunha.

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Climate Diplomacy: We must act and we must act collectively

By |december 9th, 2019|Climate Change, climate diplomacy, Development Policy, News, Paris Agreement|

Becoming the world's first climate-neutral continent is Europe's biggest challenge of the next decade. That success depends of the success of our global partners. Partnerships based on mutual ownership and shared responsibility, a new generation of tra...

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Von der Leyen to start with climate summit, Africa trip

By |december 2nd, 2019|Africa, Climate Change, Development Policy, Ethiopia, News, Paris Agreement, Von der Leyen Commission|

The new head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, will attend a climate summit in Madrid and travel to Africa in her first week in the job, highlighting two of the key priorities for the EU executive over the next five years.

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Why EU must guarantee funding for local, regional governments in post-2020 development policy

By |november 27th, 2019|Development Policy, local authorities, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, SDGs|

Member states must strongly support the proposal of the European Parliament to add a budget line for local authorities to tackle global challenges, including through their decentralised cooperation, writes Marlène Siméon.  

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EU-ACP Cotonou successor faces one year delay

By |maj 17th, 2019|African Union, Carlos Lopes, Development Policy, EU-ACP, European Commission, News, Post-Cotonou|

A joint ministerial council next week had been earmarked as the moment for formally concluding the successor to the Cotonou Agreement, which expires in January. But there are now doubts that it will be finalised before the end of the year.

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A new political momentum on water diplomacy in the EU?

By |november 23rd, 2018|access to water, Development Policy, drinking water, News, SDGs|

The conclusions agreed by EU foreign ministers on the importance of water in foreign policy are welcome but must be backed by actions, says Sophie Aujean.

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Market-making for Burundi’s farmers

By |april 30th, 2018|Africa, agricultural subsidies, Burundi, Development Policy, News|

One of the main causes of food insecurity for farmers in rural areas is limited access to agricultural inputs. Donors, NGOs and governments are using a variety of new tools to improve access to basic products.

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Extreme wealth continues to grow in 2017

By |januar 29th, 2018|Development Policy, inequalities, News, Oxfam, tax evasion, tax heavens|

According to an Oxfam report, 2017 registered a record high of millionaires, with a new millionaire every two days - a trend largely supported by tax evasion practices. EURACTIV.fr reports.

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