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6 July 2015, New York – In his speech today, Commissioner Vella noted, "One of the major shifts of the Post-2015 agenda is its universality. All countries will have the responsibility to achieve the goals and targets domestically and to contribute to achieving them globally. This shared responsibility is fundamental.
But national ownership and leadership is equally vital for implementation. Governments and international organisations, such as the UN, have a particular role here."
6 July 2015, Brussels – From 13 to 16 July 2015 the international community will gather in Addis Ababa for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development. The aim of the conference is to agree on the financial and non-financial means of implementation that will support the post-2015 development agenda.
The Financing for Development Conference will cover not only financing, but will also look at how to achieve the goals of the post-2015 agenda in a broader sense – this is called the “means of implementation”.
1 July 2015, Brussels - The European Union is increasing its humanitarian response to help people affected by the crisis in eastern Ukraine, with a new aid package worth €15 million announced today by European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides during his visit.