EU 2005 Brussels The European Consensus on Development

Sectors : Employment and Training, Gender and economic opportunity, Gender and social development, Human Rights, Quality of aid, Political governance, Gender and political agency, Sustainable development, HIV/AIDS, Environmental degradation and natural resource management, Peace-building and peacekeeping, Agriculture, Women's rights
Organisation : EU
Date made: 
2005
Level: 
Heads Of State
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Commitments in: Private Sector development and financial services for the poor - Employment and Training

“38. The EU will contribute to strengthening the social dimension of globalisation, promoting employment and decent work for all...”

Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Financing for Development - Quality of aid

“13. EU partnership and dialogue with third countries will promote common values of: respect for human rights, fundamental freedoms, peace, democracy, good governance, gender equality, the rule of law, solidarity and justice. The EU is strongly committed to effective multilateralism whereby all the world’s nations share responsibility for development...

...17. ...In the framework of the political dialogue conducted by the Member States and by the European Union institutions – Council, Commission and Parliament, within their respective competencies, the respect for good governance, human rights, democratic principles and the rule of law will be regularly assessed with a view to forming a shared understanding and identifying supporting measures...”

Scope: 
International

“101. In all activities, the Community will apply a strengthened approach to mainstreaming the following cross-cutting issues: the promotion of human rights, gender equality, democracy, good governance, children’s rights and indigenous peoples, conflict prevention, environmental sustainability and combating HIV/AIDS...”

Scope: 
International

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

“91. The Community will continue to develop comprehensive plans for countries where there is a significant danger of conflict, which should cover policies that may exacerbate or reduce the risk of conflict.

92. It will maintain its support to conflict prevention and resolution and to peace building by addressing the root-causes of violent conflict, including poverty, degradation, exploitation and unequal distribution and access to land and natural resources, weak governance, human rights abuses and gender inequality. It will also promote dialogue, participation and reconciliation with a view to promoting peace and preventing outbreaks of violence.”

Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Agriculture

“97. ...It will promote social dialogue and protection, in particular to address gender inequality, the rights of indigenous peoples and to protect children from human trafficking, armed conflict, the worst forms of child labour and discrimination and the condition of disabled people.

98. Social and fiscal policies to promote equity will be supported. Priority actions will include support for social security and fiscal reforms corporate social responsibility, pro-poor growth and employment.

99. Employment is a crucial factor to achieve a high level of social cohesion. The Community will promote investments that generate employment and that support human resources development. In this respect the Community will promote decent work for all in line with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) agenda.”

Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Gender - Women's rights

“19. ...the EU will include a strong gender component in all its policies and practices in its relations with developing countries.

...104 ...Gender equality will be promoted through support to equal rights, access and control over resources and political and economic voice.”

Scope: 
International