Makeshift settlements outside Somalia's capital, Mogadishu. Famine is spreading alongside with diseases linked to poor sanitary conditions - Photo: Amunga Eshuchi/Trocaire (Caritas Ireland)
The European Union is on the verge of adopting proposals to reorient its development policy to meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and contribute to “ending poverty in all its dimensions, irreversibly, everywhere, and leaving no one behind”. However, instead of sending a strong signal of its commitment...

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Photo: Meabh Smith/Trocaire
World leaders adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September 2015. Also referred to as the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, these goals entered into force officially on 1 January 2016. They represent the new global consensus for promoting sustainable development for the next 15 years and cover...

The new European Consensus on Development

The new European Consensus on Development
Last November, the European Commission issued a proposal for a new European Consensus on Development . This document serves as the basis for the current discussions among European Union (EU) Member States to replace the European Consensus on Development (agreed in 2005) and the 2011 Agenda for Change...

Development effectiveness: what happened in Nairobi?

Development effectiveness: what happened in Nairobi?
By Graciela Rico (Caritas Spain) and Bob van Dillen (Caritas Europa) On 30 November and 1 December 2016, governments, international organisations and civil society organisations (CSOs) from around the world, met at the Nairobi Civil Society Forum and the Second High-Level Meeting (HLM2) of the Global Partnership for...