Millennium Development Goals: EU Contribution to the Review of the MDGs at the UN 2005 High Level Event, 24 May 2005

Sectors : Agriculture, Environmental degradation and natural resource management, ICT
Organisation : EU
Date made: 
2005
Level: 
Heads Of State
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Commitments in: Agriculture

“ANNEX TO THE CONCLUSIONS

THE EU COMMITMENTS ON POLICY COHERENCE FOR DEVELOPMENT

...v. Agriculture: The EU will continue its efforts to minimise the level of trade distortion related to its support measures to the agricultural sector, and to facilitate developing countries’ agricultural development.

vi. Fisheries: The EU will continue to pay particular attention to the development objectives of the countries with which the Community will engage into bilateral fisheries agreements. Within the context of the new EU policy on fisheries partnership agreements with third countries which is being implemented since 2003, the EU will continue to encourage the conclusion of fisheries agreements in order to contribute towards rational and sustainable exploitation of the surplus of coastal States’ marine resources to the mutual benefit of both parties.”

Scope: 
International

“ANNEX TO THE CONCLUSIONS

THE EU COMMITMENTS ON POLICY COHERENCE FOR DEVELOPMENT...

...ix. Research and innovation: The EU will promote the integration of development objectives, where appropriate, into its RTD and innovation policies, and will continue to assist developing countries in enhancing their domestic capacities in this area. The EU supports global, regional and national efforts in research for development to address the special needs of the poor in the areas of health, including prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS, agriculture, natural resource and environmental management, energy, in particular renewable energy and energy efficiency, and climate.

x. Information society: The EU will address the digital divide by exploiting the potential of Information and Communication Technologies as a development tool and as a significant resource for attaining the MDGs.”

Scope: 
International