EU 2005 Brussels The European Consensus on Development

Sectors : Employment and Training, Gender and economic opportunity, Agriculture, Human Rights, Gender and political agency, Women's rights
Organisation : EU
Date made: 
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...”


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.”


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.”