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Guest blog post by Greg Foster, Area Vice President, Habitat for Humanity Europe, Middle East and Africa I am currently packing my bags to return to my homeland in New Zealand. After spending the last 22 years in developing countries including 15 years in Africa working in the humanitarian field, I wanted to take a… » read more

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Guest blog post by Rob Sijstermans,Training and Research Fellow at the Clingendael Institute in The Netherlands. As we mark the International Day of Peace, it’s worth asking what we should do when the ink of a peace agreement dries up. Is peacemaking only the domain of a few elite personalities and is all well after… » read more

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Guest blog post by Sergi Corbalán, Executive Director of the Fair Trade Advocacy Office and Co-chair of the Civil Society Alliance for the European Year for Development 2015. Sergi Corbalán argues that the universality of the new Sustainable Development Goals’ framework is one of the most important features as it eliminates the old division between… » read more

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Guest Blog post by EurActiv’s Development Policy Section’s Editors The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – global targets for international development – will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) when they expire at the end of 2015. In EurActiv’s recent Reader Survey focused on our multi-language EU Development Policy content (and subsequently via EurActiv’s Development Policy-focused… » read more

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By Dagfinn Høybråten As economies grow in The South, countries hit by financial crisis in The North, including European countries, are rethinking their strategies for development cooperation. Rather than merely cutting back on their official development assistance (ODA) or retreating to programmes that merely serve their self-interest, donor countries should renew their thinking as well… » read more

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By the World Food Programme BRUSSELS – A contribution of €10 million, announced today, from the European Commission’s Directorate for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO), has been welcomed by the United Nations World Food Programme, and brings the Commission’s total assistance to WFP for its Syria operations to almost €42 million since the crisis… » read more

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By Michaël Privot 21 March is International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Yet discrimination continues to affect the lives of many ethnic and religious minorities throughout Europe in access to education, employment, housing, goods and services as well as in how they are treated by the police and criminal justice system. This is… » read more

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