The European Year for Development

04-03-2015

At a time of economic crisis when there is a temptation for Europeans to focus on their own difficulties, the EU is turning its political attention to the developing world, in line with the motto – 'Our world, our future, our dignity'. 2015 is expected to be a pivotal year globally, with the final deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals, together with the September 2015 UN Special Summit on Sustainable Development Goals, and the Paris Climate Conference in December. This is an updated version, following the launch of EYD 2015, of an 'At a glance' note published in January.

At a time of economic crisis when there is a temptation for Europeans to focus on their own difficulties, the EU is turning its political attention to the developing world, in line with the motto – 'Our world, our future, our dignity'. 2015 is expected to be a pivotal year globally, with the final deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals, together with the September 2015 UN Special Summit on Sustainable Development Goals, and the Paris Climate Conference in December. This is an updated version, following the launch of EYD 2015, of an 'At a glance' note published in January.