Sustained Pressure For A Sustainable Europe

By Khaled Diab, EEB Civil society organisations from across Europe are urging European Union leaders to make sustainable development the golden thread running through all EU policies. European Union leaders are due to hold a summit in Brussels on 20-21 June 2019 where they will hammer out the EU’s strategic agenda for the coming five […]

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Europe is experiencing an economic recovery but many new jobs do not lift people out of poverty

By Christian Nielsen, European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) The latest forecasts tell a story of economic recovery. Europe is emerging out of a decade-long slump that nearly crippled a handful of countries and hampered employment and growth numbers in the rest. People are working again, industry is growing and business confidence is up, except perhaps in […]

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Italy – Fifth advocacy meeting for Salesian organizations

By Ángel Gudiña Canicoba, Don Bosco Network (DBN) On 26 February, the federation of Salesian development NGOs – Don Bosco Network (DBN) – organized the 5th advocacy meeting for Salesian organizations in Rome, supported by Don Bosco International (DBI). The participants included over 20 representatives of Salesian organisations, including General Councillors for Missions and Youth […]

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Report: European stakeholders provide their views on making the future EU budget more sustainable – but is the European Commission listening?

By Klára Hajdu, CEEweb for Biodiversity Budget Commissioner Günther Oettinger has been touring the Member States in the last months to debate the future of the EU budget post 2020. He also says he has listened to the views of stakeholders during citizens’ dialogues. However, the debate has focussed on the new priorities from the […]

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Celebrating Women Farmers – the Gatekeepers to Food Security – on International Women’s Day

By Niamh Holland-Essoh, IFOAM Women farmers play a fundamental role in ensuring food security particularly in rural societies but lack of access to training and resources often results in yields up to 30% lower than those of male farmers. Although women are responsible for about half of the world’s food production, female nutrition indicators, across […]

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Building momentum: the need of including all women for real gender equality

By Alba Gonzalez, CBM Every year on 8 March, the international community celebrates International Women’s Day, which, according to the UN, recognises women’s achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. Currently, women rights are being more and more recognised. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development includes the need for […]

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To Achieve Agenda 2030, We Must End Gender Discrimination

By Sascha Gabizon, WECF The Agenda 2030 calls for the universal achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aiming at the well-being of all. In particular, the agenda focuses on “not leaving anyone behind” thus concentrating on the most marginalised and excluded. This requires strong policies to address inequalities in the European Union and globally, […]

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