Eurostep Weekly 725
21 May 2013
An international donor conference in Brussels has seen public pledges of € 3.25bn to support the development and reconstruction of Mali.
The Red Cross is calling for the EU and aid community to tackle child mortality by adopting an integrated approach to maternal and child health.
Despite the fact that the Millennium Development Goals don’t end till September 2015, the process of replacing them has already started. The high-level panel set up by the UN secretary general – co-chaired by Britain's prime minister, David Cameron, the Liberian president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and the Indonesian president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono – which is intended to steer the process, will meet Wednesday, 22 May. The challenge for the panel is to set a new agenda, ignite passions and stimulate the drive that is so desperately needed, rather than delivering a report bogged down by political bargaining.