Development benefits everyone. It constitutes the only choice for the prevalence of conditions of stability and prosperity globally. Fighting poverty and improving welfare throughout the planet will enable the establishment of a climate of security, cooperation, trust and solidarity among all people and will address the causes of conflict and war by providing access to education, to quality health services and to employment and by creating favourable conditions for conducting international trade, bridging the technology gap and improving living conditions in general. All of these conditions will radically remove the reasons leading people towards massive migration and conflict; they will reduce inhumane treatment and exploitation, restrain international terrorism and they will create better conditions for respecting the environment.
The need to broaden and to enhance international cooperation for improving global development becomes even more important under the conditions of economic recession prevailing in the international community during this period.
Cyprus is actively engaged in the efforts of the international community and the European Union to increase and improve development cooperation and it contributes towards achieving these goals.
The CyprusAid website provides a short description of the activities of the Development Service of the Republic of Cyprus from its onset, right after Cyprus’ accession to the European Union and aims at informing and raising public awareness on this important subject.