Politics of the European Union too often have damaging consequences for developing countries. Fair Politics EU wants to give developing countries a fair chance at development. - Fair Politics NOW!
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an intergovernmental set of aspiration with 17 goals with 169 targets.In September 2015 leaders from all around the world adopted the goals. This agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It aims to eradicate poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty by 2030.
Fair Politics works in the field of the SDGs throughout the social initiative 'Ready for Change? Global Goals at home and abroad!', a cooperation between Partos, FMS and Woord en Daad. ‘Ready for Change?’ focuses on the promotion of the SDGs (or the 2030 Agenda). During the Dutch EU Presidency (1 January 2016 – 30 June 2016), we aim to call attention for the importance of an ambitious and concrete implementation of the SDGs, both in the Netherlands as in the EU. Aiming at this goal, we organise a broad scope of activities on behalf of ‘Ready for Change?’. For example, we organised on 19 May 2016 an international conference where we presented a joint publication about the implementation of the SDGs. The publication addresses several themes which are important for the Netherlands, as EU President, such as climate, global value chains, migration/development and taxes, and brings forward specific policy recommendations on how the Netherlands and the EU can contribute to accomplishing the SDGs. The publication has been written by a broad coalition of 40 civil society organisations, research institutions, environmental organisations and other actors.
Curious? Please read here the ‘Ready for Change?’ publication!
Image: Christiaan Rebergen (Deputy Director General for International Cooperation at Ministry of Foreign Affairs) receives the publication from Bart Romijn (Director Partos). Photo: Roos Trommelen.