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Sustainable development 15 June 2016

European Development Days 2016: Development, Trade and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

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Trade can be a powerful engine for development, not only economically, but also as factor of fair, inclusive and sustainable growth. In a context where global value chains, trade, investment and other market forces are more than ever main drivers for economic growth, the challenge for international cooperation is to help to unlock full developmental potential of these drivers.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development acknowledges both aid and trade as means of implementing the Sustainable Development Goals. In October 2015, the European Union adopted its new trade policy, which promotes EU values of social and environmental sustainability together with economic development, both in the EU and its partners, in particular developing countries. As the EU and its Member States begin revising their 2007 joint Aid for Trade Strategy, the challenge in the years to come will be to articulate and use both aid and trade more strategically to leverage impact.

Event details

When: 15 June 2016
Where: Tour & Taxi, Brussels, Auditorium A3
Time: 14:00 to 15:30

Panelists include:

  • EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström,
  • Stefan Nalletamby, Vice-President of African Development Bank

Registration is now closed.