In their efforts to contribute to reducing poverty, promoting peace and protecting the environment worldwide, the experts of the Austrian Development Agency and the Foreign Ministry are in direct exchange with other donor countries, the EU and many national and international partner organisations.

Major foundations for bilateral and multilateral development cooperation are the new Sustainable Development Goals or the 2030 Agenda, the EU Agenda for Change, the Paris Declaration and its ensuing declarations, the Accra Agenda for Action (2008) and the Busan Declaration (2011).

For One world

In addition to its collaboration in various bodies of the United Nations, the World Bank Group and OECD, Austria is also represented in various EU forums. As a net payer, Austria contributes to the general EU budget and the EU budget for development cooperation as well as the European Development Fund.

Austria actively supports the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and is particularly engaged in the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO).

When humanitarian aid is needed in response to natural disasters or wars, Austria cooperates with national non-governmental or international organisations, such as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) or the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). Current priority is attached to the issue of migration.