Danish government agrees on new aid policy
A vast majority in Parliament has agreed to a new development and humanitarian strategy that aligns Denmark’s aid policy with the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
The development minister, Ulla Tørnæs, is pleased with the majority support and contends that the agreement, ‘Strategy: World 2030’ (here in Danish), will strengthen Denmark’s global voice.
“We take good care of Denmark when we take care of the world,” said Tørnæs.
“It’s important for Danish development policy – and for our voice in the world and for the world’s poor – that so many parties are taking responsibility. The strategy allows for a clear vision for development work. We work for a freer, richer and safer world, where people get opportunities to create a good life for themselves where they live.”
The new aid agreement will maintain Denmark’s position as one of the few nations to dedicate at least 0.7 percent of the nation’s Gross National Income (GNI).