7-8 JUNE 2017 / Tour & Taxis / Brussels


Brussels, 5-17 November 2006.

The first edition of the EDD demonstrated to Europeans the need for an annual gathering of development actors to discuss major issues in international cooperation in an open, multistakeholder format.

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu delivered a closing address which became one of the most memorable moments of EDD 2006. He reminded participants that Africa has a long, but little understood, democratic tradition.

The only way we will ever be safe and secure is together. The only way we can hope to be prosperous, ultimately, is together.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu