UN reform can restore global progress on the Sustainable Development Goals

SDSN Releases the Sustainable Development Report 2024 Ahead of the UN Summit of the Future in September 2024, a new SDSN report calls for a United Nations 2.0 to strengthen global cooperation and financing for sustainable development Paris, France, 17 June 2024. None of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are on track

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Global Gateway: EU launches Digital Economy Package for Kenya to boost connectivity, skills and inclusive governance

Jutta Urpilainen, European Union Commissioner for International Partnerships, announced the EU’s Digital Economy Package for Kenya during her official visit to Kenya. The package reflects the EU’s strong commitment to Kenya’s technological transition by expanding school connectivity, providing skills training for students, and establishing a green digital innovation hub as

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EU launches the Youth Empowerment Fund

New partnership with the world’s largest youth organisations to support young people contributing to the SDGs The European Commission and the world’s largest youth organisations, the “Big Six”, announced a partnership to launch the EU Youth Empowerment Fund, to be implemented through the Global Youth Mobilization (GYM). It marks the first anniversary

Decolonise international development consulting

We had a discussion today among colleagues of INTRAC and other leading organisations on decolonising consultancy. Here are some thoughts about it. Please follow INTRAC and join the discussion: https://www.intrac.org/tag/decolonising-consultancy/ Is international development consulting colonial? In certain ways, international development consulting can be characterised as colonial, however it is crucial

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Global Gateway: EU and Latin America and the Caribbean step up action to promote inclusive and equal societies

European Commissioner for International Partnerships, Jutta Urpilainen, announced a new EU programme worth €60 million to step up action against inequalities and to promote inclusive and equal societies in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Commissioner made the announcement at the EU – Latin America and Caribbean Forum bringing together

2 Dec 2021: World Sustainable Development Teach-In Day

2 Dec 2021: World Sustainable Development Teach-In Day

2 Dec 2021: World Sustainable Development Teach-In Day presents open access live lectures on Progress towards Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Hamburg, (–) October 2021 –  The World Sustainable Development Teach-In Day (WSDTID), a decade-long global movement that aims to raise and spread awareness of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

NDICI-Global Europe: the new financial instrument to support the EU’s external action in force

The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union, represented by the Portuguese Presidency, signed the regulation establishing the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument – Global Europe (NDICI-Global Europe). The regulation entered into force on 14 June 2021. With a new financial instrument for neighbourhood, development and international

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European Commission: DEVCO becomes DG International Partnerships

Directorate-General (DG) International Cooperation and Development will officially become DG International Partnerships (DG INTPA) on 16 January 2021. The new title, mission statement and structure reflect the important role of international partnerships in shaping a stronger role for the EU globally, in eradicating poverty, advancing towards the Sustainable Development Goals