‘Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals across the world: The 2019 Joint Synthesis Report of the European Union and its Member States‘. was published today (10.5.19). The JSR is a summary report of progress made by the EU and Member States in promoting and supporting implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs in partnership with developing countries and within the framework of the European Consensus on Development. The Consensus committed the EU and Member States to produce this joint report every four years, starting in 2019.
Next, Member States will formulate a response to this report in the form of Council conclusions (prepared in the CODEV Council working party and adopted in the June Foreign Affairs Council) and both – together with the Sustainable Development reflection paper, the Eurostat SDG progress report and the PCD report – will serve as a basis for the EU’s reporting to the July High-level Political Forum in New York. In Autumn, it can also provide a source of inspiration for the next Commissioner in charge of Development Cooperation to set priorities for the next 5 years.