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High-Level Meeting of the OECD Development Assistance Committee

The High-Level Meeting of the OECD Development Assistance Committee was held in Paris to review and discuss the challenges of development cooperation in the context of rising global development and humanitarian needs, conflicts and disasters, the impact of climate change, and the slowdown in progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Members of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) have issued a communiqué to guide their work over the next two years. They pledged to step up efforts to deliver on the 2030 Agenda commitments; support sustainable and equitable growth and the digital, green and social transition; help Ukraine recover and rebuild; and support the fight against climate change and pollution and the protection of biodiversity. OECD DAC members will also actively engage in major international meetings over the next two years (COP28, 4th International Conference on Small Island and Developing States, the Summit of the Future, etc.), strengthen cooperation with other donors, and promote the dissemination of and adherence to OECD DAC international practices and standards. In the communiqué, the OECD DAC underlines the need to continue efforts to increase ODA, including by mobilising additional financial resources and investing in the SDGs.

The meeting was attended by Edvin Skrt, Director-General of the Directorate for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid.