The declaration was endorsed at the 39th session of the ACP-EU Council of Ministers on 19-20 June in Nairobi, Kenya. Amongst other things, it stressed the need to address specific issues faced by ACP Small Island Developing States (SIDS), Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Landlocked Countries and post-conflict territories. It also recognised challenges of Middle Income Countries.
Climate change was underlined as a key threat to vulnerable ACP states, posing immediate and long term risks to development efforts. There was a call to integrate the cross-cutting issue of climate change into the post-2015 global development framework.