Joint Informal Meeting of the Working Party on Development Cooperation (CODEV) and the Humanitarian and Food Aid (CONAFA)

General Affairs Council (GAC)

from

19.03.2018

09:00

to

20.03.2018

17:00

Hotel Rila, Borovets

Issues related to the development cooperation and to the countries and regions in humanitarian crisis as a result of conflicts and natural disasters have been discussed at the meeting.

The main focus of the meeting was the relation between the humanitarian aid and the development cooperation in the context of the new European Concensus on Development and the achievement of 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. The experts exchanged views and good practices and discussed on common actions for the future cooperation between donor and recipient countries in providing humanitarian aid in crisis situations.

Concrete examples for implementing and managing the interdependence between humanitarian aid and development, enhancing sustainability and the opportunities for response of the countries in crisis situations have been on focus during the panel discussions. The need to prevent and resolve conflicts in order to avoid humanitarian crises, the relation between forced migration and humanitarian aid and development have also been among the topics of the meeting.

The meeting was attended by representatives of the academia and the nonprofit organisations. They presented their points of view on development and enhancing the link between the provision of humanitarian aid and the development cooperation.

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