Our work on development
The European Union is the world's largest donor of international aid. The S&Ds are pushing for the EU to maintain its global leadership and strong commitment to development programmes and effective humanitarian assistance. We are also working hard to ensure that all the EU's policies - internal and external - are consistent with these aims, in areas such as agriculture and international trade, and through policies such as the traceability of conflict minerals and socially responsible practices in the garment sector. It is our duty to build a future in which no-one is left behind.