Brussels European Council – Presidency Conclusions, June 2005

Sectors : Aid volume, Peace-building and peacekeeping
Date made: 
2005
Level: 
Heads Of State

Commitments

Commitments in: Financing for Development - Aid volume

“26....While reaffirming its determination to fulfil these commitments, the Council decided on a new collective European Union target of an ODA/GNI ratio of 0,56% by 2010. That would result in an additional EUR 20 billion a year in ODA.

27. In this context, the European Council can reiterate, in accordance with the outcome of the Council on 24 May 2005, that Member States which have not yet achieved an ODA/GNI ratio of 0,51% undertake to attain that level, within their respective budget allocation processes, by 2010, while those that are already above that level undertake to continue their efforts. Member States which joined the EU after 2002, and have not yet achieved an ODA/GNI ratio of 0,17%, will endeavour to increase their ODA to attain that level, within their respective budget allocation processes, by 2010, while those that are already above that level undertake to continue their efforts; Member States undertake to achieve the target of an ODA/GNI ratio of 0,7% by 2015, while those which have achieved that target commit themselves to remaining above that target; Member States which joined the EU after 2002 will endeavour to increase their ODA/GNI ratio to 0,33% by 2015.”

Scope: 
International

“33. The EU considers the development of Africa a priority and will step up its efforts to assist African countries to reach the Millennium Development Goals. In this context, the European Council reaffirms the European Union's intention of increasing its financial assistance for sub-saharan Africa by collectively allocating at least 50% of the agreed increase in ODA resources to the African continent, respecting the priorities of the various Member States. Aid for countries which are emerging from conflict and for fragile States will also be improved.”

Scope: 
Africa

Commitments in: Peace and security - Peace-building and peacekeeping

“72. The EU will pursue its commitment to restoring peace and development throughout Sudan, in particular through its support for AMIS. For example, at the AMIS donor conference on 26 May 2005 in Addis Ababa the EU tabled a comprehensive and substantial offer involving support for planning, logistics and operation, equipment, strategic and tactical airlift, development of AU's observation capabilities and training of police experts and in other civilian areas, in keeping with the requests made by the African Union and in coordination with the other international community players, in particular the United Nations, NATO, the United States and Canada...”

Scope: 
Regional Africa