7-8 JUNE 2017 / Tour & Taxis / Brussels

Building global partnerships

A realignment of global resources and investment is needed to achieve sustainable development and support greater economic growth and more job creation. The development landscape is expanding, encompassing more and new actors and innovative solutions. The private sector is increasingly a key partner in fostering more sustainable models of development. Combining public and private resources to leverage more investments is allowing to step up engagement, also in challenging environments. The Addis Ababa Action Agenda, as an integral part of the 2030 Agenda, sets a new paradigm for implementation and a global partnership encompassing policy and financial means, to achieve the SDGs. The 2030 Agenda is also complemented by the Sendai framework on disaster risk reduction and the Paris agreement on Climate Change, which provides a binding framework with universal commitments.

Alongside the new European Consensus on Development the EU and its Member States will also support the Addis Tax Initiative and OECD/G20 work to address base erosion and profit shifting and on tax information exchange while pursuing coherence between their tax policies and their effects on developing countries. Blending public grants and loans, in close partnership with the European Investment Bank and other international financial institutions, is another important means to implement the 2030 Agenda. Blending, using innovative financial instruments to help attract more private finance, covers all regions of EU external cooperation in sectors including energy, transport and water infrastructure and is a major component of the proposed European External Investment Plan.

The Global Strategy for the EU’s Foreign and Security Policy provides a vision for Europe's engagement throughout the world but notably in Africa. The EU and its Member States will promote peace, state-building, transparency, accountability and access to justice, by engaging with all stakeholders in conflict-prevention, peace-keeping and peace-building processes. They will support transitional justice through context-specific measures promoting truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence. In post-conflict situations, partnerships with regional stakeholders in civil society and the private sector will help bridge the gap between conflict resolution and longer term reform processes taking hold and build trust between government and population. Early engagement and close cooperation of political and development actors will complement and build on the humanitarian emergency and early recovery interventions, in line with the commitments made at the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016.

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