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The year in pictures

JANUARY

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Denmark assumes the Presidency of the EU.
 
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Denmark strengthens its cooperation with Burma. Photo: Polfoto
 

MARCH

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Danida celebrates its 50th anniversary. Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
 
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The Minister for Development Cooperation is appointed co-chair for the
International Dialogue on Peace-building and State-building. Photo: Neal Piper
 

APRIL

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The UN’s 13th Minister Conference for Trade and
Development (UNCTAD XIII) is held in Doha, Qatar.
Photo: Scanpix
 

MAY

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Joint parliamentary assembly for the EU and the countries in Africa,
the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP) in Horsens during the Danish EU Presidency.
Photo: Horsens Municipality
 
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NATO-summit meeting in Chicago. The Danish initiative – Coalition
of Contributing Countries – regarding continued international
support for the Afghan security forces after 2014, including pay
for the Afghan police is adopted. Photo: Scanpix
 
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The strategy for Danish development cooperation,
“The Right to a Better Life”, is adopted by all parties
in Folketinget.
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The Act on International Development Cooperation is adopted
by all parties in Folketinget. Photo: Folketinget
 

JUNE

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Joint minister meeting for the EU and the countries in Africa,
the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP) in Vanuatu during
the Danish EU Presidency. Photo: Charlotte Slente / Danida
 
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The UN Conference on Sustainable Development
is held in Rio. Photo: UNRIOPHOTOS/Photobucket
 
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The Minister for Development Cooperation launches the G07 network
for those countries that provide at least 0.7 of GNI for development.
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The Global Partnership for Effective Development
Cooperation is launched in Paris.

JULY

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Dr Jim Yong Kim becomes president
of the World Bank. Photo: Reuters
 
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Agreement on the Tokyo Mutual Accountability Framework on
development assistance and progress with regard to the rule of law,
combating corruption and human rights is reached between the
international community and Afghanistan. Photo: UN
 

AUGUST

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Denmark establishes a new programme office in Somaliland. Map: Bing maps
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The Government’s development policy priorities are presented.
The Government wishes to increase development assistance.

SEPTEMBER


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The Prime Minister is appointed by the UN Secretary-General
to be a global advocate for quality education for all children
in the world, an ‘Education Champion’. Photo: Agnete Schlichtkrull

OCTOBER

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Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary becomes a member
of the High-Level Task Force for the International Conference
on Population and Development, whose purpose is to combat
maternal mortality, promote women’s health and rights and
improve access to family planning.
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Denmark’ development cooperation receives an overall
first place on the Center for Global Development’s list.

 

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Global Green Growth Forum II is held in Copenhagen.
Among the results was the launching of two new
partnerships on energy efficiency. Photo: 3gf
 

NOVEMBER

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The Prime Minister opens Denmark’s
mission office in Burma.
Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
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His Royal Highness Prince Joachim
visits Tanzania. Photo: Steen Brogaard

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Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary and the Minister for
Development Cooperation are on an official visit in Mozambique.
The visit places focus on reproductive health and rights in
Mozambique. Photo: Torkild Adsersen, Scanpix
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The new Council for Development Policy appoints Professor
Georg Sørensen as its chairman. The council replaces the
Danish Board for International Development Cooperation,
and it is to form the framework for an ongoing strategic
dialogue with and advising of the Minister for Development
Cooperation regarding Danish development cooperation.
Photo: Lars Kruse
 

DECEMBER

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The final meeting of the Danish Board for International
Development Cooperation is held. Photo: Danida