New EU-Africa Strategy

The Socialists and Democrats Group welcomes the European Parliament’s adoption of the ‘New EU-Africa Strategy’ report. This own-initiative report is a response to the Commission’s joint communication on the EU-Africa strategy, which highlights some new elements for a renewed partnership in view of the upcoming EU-Africa Summit that, hopefully, will take place this year. We are…

UN Holds “SDG Moment”

The COVID-19 pandemic is still holding the world under its spell. Inequalities are worsening worldwide and putting many achievements of recent years in danger.  The UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are key in the struggle for amelioration. Today, Friday 18 September, marks an important day in this struggle. The first ever annual ‘SDG Moment’ has been held, setting…

UN Reviews 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

A crucial annual meeting of the UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF) has started in New York. The core United Nations platform, with the contributions of 47 countries, will review the state of play of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the implementation of its 17 Sustainable Development Goals in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since…