Thursday, 22 January 2015

The Dawn of the Post-MDG Era? Challenges for Africa - EU Relations in 2015

The year 2015 will be a threshold year for international cooperation and global development, with both Europe and Africa in positions to play pivotal roles. Long-running global policy processes will culminate in four decisive meetings during the year, two of them in Africa, one in Europe and one in New York at the United Nations (UN).

In this context, the ECDPM’s annual Challenges Paper explores questions such as: are leaders ready for the Post-2015 world? Can the African Union speak with one voice and ensure the SDGs are a stepping-stone for its ambitious Agenda 2063? Are development partners ready for cooperation that leaves no one behind? Are both developed and developing countries ready to take action that ensures necessary and equitable growth without irreversible damage to our climate for future generations? The aim of this Paper is not to predict outcomes, but to situate debates that concern Africa-EU relations so as to facilitate as wide a stakeholder engagement as possible.

The Paper can be downloaded here.

Source: ECDPM - European Centre for Development Policy Management

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