ec.europa: European Consensus on Development
The European Consensus on Development is a shared vision and framework for action for development cooperation for the European Union (EU) and its Member States. It is a blueprint which aligns the Union's development policy with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
This new, ambitious collective European development policy addresses in an integrated manner the main focus points of the 2030 Agenda: people, planet, prosperity, peace, and partnership. The new Consensus contributes to the objectives and principles of EU external action as laid down in the Lisbon Treaty, and supports the Global Strategy on the EU's Foreign and Security Policy presented in June 2016 by the High Representative. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be a cross-cutting dimension for the implementation of the EU's Global Strategy.
Poverty eradication remains the primary objective of development policy under the new Consensus.
At the same time, it integrates the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. It also underlines the links between development and other policies, including peace and security, humanitarian aid, migration, the environment and climate change.