Parliament delegation to attend UN Summit to adopt post-2015 development goals

24-09-2015 - 12:25
UN Sustainable Development Summit 2015

Committee meeting 21-22 September: Migration, UN post-2015 summit, Refugee crisis

21-09-2015 - 10:38
Syrian Kurdish refugees on their way into Turkey (September 2014) (c) European Union EC/ECHO

On Monday 21 September, DEVE Members will discuss the forthcoming UN summit to adopt a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the newly created EU Emergency Trust Fund to tackle the root causes of emigration and displacement in Africa with Development Commissioner Mimica. Priorities of the Luxemburgish EU Presidency, votes on Ebola, the EU Budget 2016, and gender and development, and humanitarian aid for refugees are among the issues on the agenda for Tuesday, 22 September.

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Chair of the Committee on Development

Welcome to the website of the Committee on Development (DEVE). I have had the honour of being Chair of the committee since July 2014.

Nearly a billion people around the world live in extreme poverty. Many more face hunger and disease or have no access to healthcare or education. Yet global development efforts, under the framework of the Millennium Development Goals, have led to measurable progress, and we have seen millions being lifted out of poverty in recent years. At the same time however, we are also see growing inequalities and need to find ways to make economic growth more beneficial for a greater number of people.

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