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  • Countdown 2015 Europe partners call upon EU to ensure that girls are at the heart of SDGs

    • November 16, 2015
    • European Institutions

    Countdown 2015 Europe partners welcome the adoption of EU’s new Gender Action Plan 2016-2020 (GAP II) adopted by EU Development Ministers (October 26, 2015) as it aims to support partner countries, especially in developing, enlargement and neighbouring countries, to achieve tangible results towards gender equality as well as the new...

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  • 2030 Agenda: A Win for Women and Girls; Now Implementation Must Follow

    • September 28, 2015
    • European Institutions

    Countdown 2015 Europe welcomes the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and calls upon European governments to take ambitious steps to reach the agreed goals and targets. On 25 September, the world’s governments adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the result of a lengthy process of intergovernmental...

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  • Helping to secure a very positive signal on gender in development from EU Council

    • June 19, 2015
    • European Institutions

    Countdown 2015 Europe is delighted at the strong political signal sent by EU Member States when their ministers adopted a set of Conclusions on Gender in Development at the Foreign Affairs Council on 26 May. Our national and Brussels-based partners played a very active role in providing input to officials...

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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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  • 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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