30 Sept.: EU’s humanitarian aid policies and Sakharov Prize 2019 candidates
27-09-2019 – 11:59
The next DEVE Committee meeting will take place on Monday 30 September 2019, from 15.00 to 17.00 in the meeting room ASP 3E-2 and from 17.00 to 18.30 in the meeting room PHS 3C50.
Presentation of 2019 Sakharov Prize nominees
26-09-2019 – 18:18
On Monday 30 September the Committees on Development (DEVE), on Foreign Affairs (AFET) and the Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI) will hold a joint meeting for the presentation of the nominees for the 2019 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. The prize is awarded to individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the fight for human rights across the globe, drawing attention to human rights violations. The prize also provides support to the laureates and their cause.
EU Commissioners-designate hearings in DEVE
26-09-2019 – 15:43
The designated members of the von der Leyen Commission will be heard by the EP committees dealing with their respective portfolios on 30.09-03.10.2019, and 07-08.10.2019. DEVE will be the lead committee with respect to the hearing of Jutta Urpilainen, Commissioner-designate for International Partnership, on Tuesday 1 October between 09:00 and 12:00, in the room JAN 4Q2.
A European Parliament delegation will participate in the UN summits on development and climate action in New York, U.S., 21-26 September.
15:00 / 17:00DEVE
17:00 / 18:30AFETDEVEDROI
05-09-2019 – 09:14
04-09-2019 – 14:44
04-09-2019 – 10:56
Welcome to the website of the Committee on Development (DEVE), which I have the honour of chairing since July 2019.
As a champion of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the global goals agreed by all UN member states in 2015, our committee is a place to discuss and take decisions on some of the most pressing issues facing humanity:
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While development efforts have contributed to better lives for millions – extreme poverty and child mortality have been declining – there are also trends of great concern: hunger is once again on the rise, biodiversity loss is alarming and climate change accelerating, while multilateral cooperation is threatened. Conflicts and human rights abuses have displaced a growing number of people and developing countries are most strongly impacted. Supporting them with humanitarian aid while addressing the root causes and contributing to long-term development are human imperatives and in our own interest too.
In 2019, EU citizens gave our Parliament a strong mandate and they continuously express strong support for the EU in tackling the challenges related to global development through European cooperation.
The EU’s contribution to global sustainable development is vital and our Parliament plays a key role in deciding the budget for EU aid spending, keeping a close watch on the European Commission and all those involved in using EU funds and shaping EU policies that affect developing countries. We participate in making the laws that frame EU development aid.
I invite you to check the news and announcements on this website regularly, to consult meeting documents and watch our committee meetings live as they happen.