22 Nov 2016
EUROPEAN COMMISSION DAILY NEWS – 22 NOVEMBERBrussels Daily
Sustainable Development: EU sets out its priorities
Today, the European Commission is setting out a strategic approach for achieving sustainable development in Europe and around the world. A first Communication on the next steps for a sustainable European future explains how the Commission’s 10 political priorities contribute to implementing the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and how the EU will meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the future. A second Communication on a renewed partnership with African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries proposes building blocks for a new, sustainable phase in EU-ACP relations after the Cotonou Partnership Agreement expires in 2020. A third Communication on a new European Consensus on development proposes a shared vision and framework for development cooperation, aligning the EU’s development policy with the 2030 Agenda. Watch the press conference live here on EbS.
EUROSTAT: Eurostat publications- Sustainable development: a glance at where the European Union stands- A publication for professionals complemented with a citizen’s guide
Sustainable development aims to achieve a continuous improvement in citizens’ quality of life and well-being. This involves the pursuit of economic progress, while safeguarding the natural environment and promoting social justice. For these reasons, sustainable development is a fundamental and overarching objective of the European Union (EU). Since 2005 and up to 2015, Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, has produced biennial monitoring reports of the EU sustainable development strategy, based on the EU set of sustainable development indicators. Full text available on EUROSTAT website
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