It is essential to communicate the newly established Sustainable Development Goals, and to communicate them effectively because their adoption by 193 States of the world and their goal to reduce inequality and erase poverty marks an evolution in both responsibility and ambitions. It is the everyday people who will be the drivers of this change and they must be made aware that these goals concern them in the first place.
Communicating European Development Policy - Related Presentations
This year's topic was inspired by the current European Year for Development. Yesterday in his opening speech President Dassis referred to the importance of this topic for Europe and globally and also for the European Economic and Social Committee, who launched the very idea of a European Year for Development.
2015 was a pivotal year for development cooperation in the EU and beyond. It is the year where progress made in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will be evaluated and where the Agenda 2030 towards the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been set.
Closing words by Marco Wagener, Vice-President of the Economic and Social Council of Luxembourg
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Over the past 2 years, the EIB has been cooperating closely with the EC and EEAS on the development finance aspects of the 2030 Agenda in preparation for the Addis and New York meetings. This has been a welcome opportunity to join forces, reminding our shareholders, the EU Member States, and indeed the global community, of the contribution that EIB – as the EU Bank - can make to this debate.
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La diversité et le nombre de personnes ici présentes aujourd’hui témoigne de l’importance accordée à la communication sur le développement et de l’intérêt que vous portez tous à ce sujet.
Il faut situer ce séminaire dans le cadre actuel. 2015 est une année charnière en termes de coopération au développement. Les décisions prises au niveau international constituent un nouveau cadre pour notre travail quotidien, que ce soit sur notre manière de fonctionner avec les nouveaux objectifs de développement durable de réfléchir, de manière plus globale, plus universelle et plus cohérente, ou de communiquer. Cette Année européenne pour le développement dont le slogan est « notre monde, notre avenir, notre dignité » tombe à pic.
The 2015 seminar, which took place at Luxembourg on November 26th and 27th, did not only look at how the EU communicates on development issues, but also shined the spotlight on people in partner organisations working on development and how they use communication to achieve their goals. The President of the European Economic and Social Committee, gave his opening remarks during the first day of the seminar.