Sumario: 27 May 2008, Brussels - Council of the European Union 2870th EXTERNAL RELATIONS Council meeting, 26 and 27 May
The Council adopted the following conclusions:
"I. 2008: A CRUCIAL YEAR FOR DEVELOPMENT AND THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE MDGs
1. The year 2008 should mark a turning point in enhancing the collective efforts to eradicate poverty in the context of sustainable development, in order to ensure that by 2015 all the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will be achieved worldwide. In light of progress made in some countries and areas, the EU is convinced that all MDGs can still be attained in all regions of the world, provided that concerted action be taken immediately and in a sustained way until 2015. However, the EU is seriously concerned about the trend in many countries and regions, in particular sub-Saharan Africa, in terms of achievement of the MDGs.
For details, download the complete EU Council Conclusions on Speeding up progress towards the Millennium Development Goals.