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Public discussion of the draft of the International Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid Assistance Strategy of the Republic of Slovenia by 2030 has recently ended. It is yet to be seen how things will develop regarding the adoption of the strategy.
- The Resolution on International Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Assistance of the Republic of Slovenia (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 54/17), adopted at the National Assembly in September 2017, envisaged the adoption of the Strategy, which will define in detail the individual areas of the country's activities in its international development cooperation and humanitarian assistance.
- Through international development cooperation and humanitarian assistance, the Republic of Slovenia, as a developed and responsible state, contributes to a more balanced and equitable global development, and assumes co-responsibility for the elimination of poverty and inequality and the achievement of sustainable development. It also contributes to facing the consequences of humanitarian crises, strengthening resilience to and prevention of crises, addressing, among other things, the root causes of migration.
- Apart from the Strategy, in line with the provisions of the Resolution, an action plan is also being prepared to gradually increase the share of gross national income for official development assistance, which will define the financial aspects of international development cooperation and humanitarian assistance of Slovenia in the future.
- As the national coordinator of international development cooperation and humanitarian assistance, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in cooperation with a recognized expert in this field, prof. dr. Maja Bučar, other departments involved in international development cooperation and humanitarian assistance, and in consultation with NGOs, international development cooperation and humanitarian assistance institutions, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia and representatives of the private sector, prepared a draft for public discussion.
Climate change – as one of the most important topics nowadays, a local event regarding climate change was organized in Slovenia back in 2018: EU and Youth – Climate change. Young people, as active citizens were able to discuss and debate on topics such as minimizing the carbon footprint of an individual, limiting gas emission (eco-friendly transport), controlling the food and plant origin and finally, energy saving. This debate can be also connected to the Youth for climate justice (Mladi za podnebno pravičnost) movement mentioned in chapter 9.4.
EU consultation on the Youth Action Plan - Involving young people in EU external action – The European Commission invites youth to participate and give feedback to the Youth Action Plan – involving young people in EU external action” proposal. The consultation is ongoing between 16.9-14.10.2021. The main goal is to empower young people on political, social or economic level thus include them in the decision-making processes and ensure the success of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change.