Challenges for EU, Africa relations

EU_AfricaThe year 2015 will bring global development cooperation to a threshold, with both Europe and Africa playing a pivotal role. Long-running global policy processes will culminate in four decisive meetings during the year.

  • United Nations (UN) Third International Conference on Financing for Development.
  • 70th session of the UN General Assembly, global leaders are expected to endorse new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Paris 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) under the UN Framework for Combating Climate Change (UNFCCC)
  • The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) 10th Ministerial Conference

The importance of these four meetings cannot be underplayed. All these deals are needed to achieve a transformative agenda, and if they are all concluded in the right way, it will be a huge step forward at the global level and for Africa.

ECDPM’s annual Challenges Paper seeks to identify important debates that can be expected in the coming year and beyond and to sketch the backdrop against which these will unfold.

The aim is not to predict outcomes, but to situate debates concerning the Africa-EU partnership and the ACP-EU partnership so that as wide a group of stakeholders as possible can follow and participate in them.

For full details download paper here.


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