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  • Ensuring a strong voice from European governments at CPD

    • June 19, 2015
    • European Institutions

    The 48th session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) took place in New York from 13 to 17 April, with the theme “Realising the future we want: Integrating population issues into sustainable development, including in the post-2015 development agenda”. Countdown 2015 Europe partners were very active in the...

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  • Finland’s commitment to FP/RH in development under threat

    • June 17, 2015
    • Finland

    Finland‘s government is currently examining a Programme containing plans to cut funding allocated to development cooperation by over €200 million in early 2016. The Programme will reduce the total amount of development cooperation funding from €1.01 billion in 2015 to €743.6 million in 2016. It also mentions a preference for...

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  • Paving the way for Europe to be heard in post-2015 processes

    • April 09, 2015
    • United Kingdom

    On 24 February, Countdown 2015 Europe hosted, in partnership with the UK Department for International Development (DFID), a meeting in London that focused on strengthening the European voice on human rights and gender equality in post-2015 processes. The event brought together civil servant experts from 12 European countries and from...

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  • Our recommendations on Financing for Development

    • April 09, 2015
    • European Institutions

    Countdown 2015 Europe has developed a set of recommendations to European governments for the new global partnership and means of implementation that will deliver and finance the post-2015 development agenda. We are calling for a transformative people-centred partnership that has poverty elimination, gender equality and human rights as its basic...

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  • Boosting European voices at CSW

    • April 09, 2015
    • Sweden

    Countdown 2015 Europe partners were very actively involved before and during the Committee on the Status of Women (9-20 March, New York), helping to ensure a strong European voice on SRHR, including family planning, both from governments and from civil society. In the run-up to CSW, we provided input to...

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