European Development Commissioner places women's rights and empowerment at top of sustainable development agenda

In a recent statement, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, emphasized the critical role gender equality and women’s rights, including access to health and family planning services, play in sustainable global development. The European Commission currently provides significant financial support for health and gender programs around the world, particularly through the Gender Action Plan and various development programs. Commissioner Mimica's statement signals continued emphasis on women’s rights within EU international cooperation and development policy.

Statement – European Commission