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Cordaid signs post-2015 charter

Cordaid signed the Worldconnectors Charter on the role of companies, civil society and cross sectoral partnerships in the post-2015 development agenda. 60 companies and NGOs signed the charter on September 29 to improve cooperation and commit to reaching the new development goals.

In 2015, the agenda for the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals will be renewed. New plans are currently being made under the flag of the ‘post-2015 development agenda’.

Cordaid is convinced that, as is stated in the charter, addressing main global development challenges requires the cooperation of governments, businesses and civil society at a local, national and international level.

The charter is initiated by the Worldconnectors.  Companies and NGOs such as DSM, Philips, Unilever, AkzoNobel, Friesland Campina, ABN AMRO, Tony’s Chocolonely, and Oxfam Novib are amongst the signatories. Minister Ploumen for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation attended the signing ceremony. 

Economic development is a critical component of promoting stability. That is why Cordaid engages with the private sector in fragile contexts to contribute to public goals. During the signing ceremony in The Hague, Simone Filippini emphasized how NGOs and companies together can hold governments accountable: “Many governments do not do what they signed up for. They don’t perform on their promises, they do not protect and care for their citizens.”

Read more about Cordaid’s aim for the post-2015 development agenda.