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

Sectors : Energy, Environmental degradation and natural resource management, General health and health funding, Primary and basic education, Water and Sanitation, Agriculture, Sustainable development
Organisation : EU
Date made: 
2005
Level: 
Heads Of State
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Commitments in: Infrastructure - Water and Sanitation

“FOCUS ON AFRICA

28. In order to address issues of inequality and marginalisation, and to promote social cohesion, the EU will strengthen its support to access to basic services (water and sanitation, health, education, sustainable energy …) and its support to combat environmental degradation. The progress in poverty reduction, governance, equity and sustainable development will be duly taken into account in the allocation criteria based on needs and performance. At the same time the EU will improve its assistance to post-conflict countries and fragile States.”

Scope: 
Africa

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

Commitments in: Environment - Sustainable development

“ANNEX TO THE CONCLUSIONS

THE EU COMMITMENTS ON POLICY COHERENCE FOR DEVELOPMENT...

...ii. Environment: The EU will lead global efforts to curb unsustainable consumption and production patterns. The EU will assist developing countries in implementing the Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs), and will work to ensure that the capacities of developing countries are taken into account during MEA negotiations. The EU will continue to promote pro-poor environment-related initiatives and policies, and will strengthen the integration of environmental and climate change concerns into its own polices.”

Scope: 
International