Marta 2009 11 24 17 53

CONCORD is the European confederation of Relief and Development NGOs, made up of 27 national associations, 18 international networks and 2 associate members that represent over 1,800 NGOs, supported by millions of citizens across Europe. Since June 2012 Lithuanian NGDO Platform together with LITDEA are full members of CONCORD.

Marta 2016 10 26 12 00

Brussels, 26/10/2016 - The European Union has again failed to meet its commitment to spend 0.7% of Gross National Income on Development Aid by 2015. The CONCORD Aidwatch report 2016 published today, entitled ‘This is not enough’, reveals that only five countries met their 2015 targets: Denmark, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Sweden and United Kingdom. This means there is a ‘debt’ of €36.9billion in 2015 between what the EU has promised to developing countries and what it has delivered.

giedre 2015 03 06 12 00

On March 12th, 2015 informal EU Foreign Affairs (Development) Council meeting will take place. NGDO Platform together with Lithuanian partner LITDEA and European NGDO Confederation CONCORD calls decision makers to take into account non-governmental organisation's stand point. Full text of the call and suggestions for Financing for Development negotiations can be found below.

Marta 2014 11 14 12 00

This report aims to provide the reader with a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the instruments and programmes (both thematic and geographic) used by the European Union (EU) in its development cooperation. It highlights the roles played by civil society in policy dialogue on these instruments and programmes, and in their implementation. The EU budget for development cooperation is divided into different funding instruments, which provide the legal basis for the implementation of the various programmes. Some of these funding instruments have a geographical focus, and some a thematic one. Each instrument is then divided into different programmes: some are country-specific, some regionspecific, and some thematic. Notably, the DCI (Development Cooperation Instrument) includes both geographical and thematic programmes.

Mariana 2013 11 18 12 00

The period of the 2014-2020 Multi-annual Financing Framework (MFF) will cover notably the 2015 deadline for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the EU’s own target to spend, collectively, 0.7% of GNI on development aid. It was negotiated while EU actors were participating in global discussions on development effectiveness (in Busan in 2011), future financing for development (for example at the Development Assistance Committee of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development – OECD DAC) and the post-2015 agenda (with global consultations run by the United Nations).

Marta 2013 10 17 12 00

European aid to poor countries is stalling two years ahead of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals deadline, with aid cut or stagnant in 19 member states reveals the new Concord AidWatch report published on October 17, the International Day for Poverty Eradication.

Marta 2013 09 18 12 00

CONCORD presents the report "Spotlight on Policy Coherence for Development 2013". The report looks at how some EU policies negatively affect developing countries in the areas of financing for development, food security, natural resources and climate change.

Mariana 2013 09 09 12 00

The European Union (EU) is a key actor in financing for development. It is home to many transnational companies and has a globally significant financial sector. It is the biggest provider of Official Development Assistance (ODA), and a major exporter and importer from the global south. Concord, Eurodad and CAN Europe propose 12 specific actions as an initial test of the EU’s ambition and credibility in the upcoming global negotiations on financing for development of a new global sustainable development framework including post-2015 development goals, the post-Rio sustainability goals, and climate change financing.

Marta 2013 05 12 12 00

Human rights and a focus on the multidimensional scope of poverty should be at the centre of the agenda that replaces the Millennium Development Goals - due to expire in less than two years’ time - according to a new position from CONCORD’s Beyond 2015 European Taskforce (ETF). New report from CONCORD’s Beyond 2015 ETF was presented to the European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs, and the European Commissioner for the Environment Janez Potočnik on 2 May in Brussels.

2010 05 26 15 23

Following the coming into force of the Lisbon Treaty on 1 December 2009 EU member states together with the European Parliament are discussing the implementation of the Treaty, including the creation of the new European External Action Service (EEAS).

2010 05 26 15 07

The EU, as provider of 60% of global aid flows, and as a major trading partner for some of the world’s poorest nations, should take the lead in preparing a successful UN summit in September 2010 to ensure that the steps needed to halve poverty by 2015 are taken by all concerned.

2010 05 26 14 58

Figures released today by the OECD show a reduction1 in EU overseas development aid in 2009. At current levels the European Union will not meet commitments to provide 0.7% of GNI in aid by 2015 to reach the Millennium Development Goals. The news represents yet another broken promise by EU governments and delivers a further blow to the MDGs, which will be reviewed in New York this September.

2009 11 24 17 50

CONCORD vision is of a world in which poverty and inequality have been ended; in which decisions are based on social justice, gender equality and upon our responsibility to future generations; where every person has the right to live in dignity, on an equal basis, free from poverty and sustainably.