Millennium Development Goals: EU Contribution to the Review of the MDGs at the UN 2005 High Level Event, 24 May 2005

Sectors : Peace-building and peacekeeping, Small and Light Weapons, Political governance
Organisation : EU
Date made: 
2005
Level: 
Heads Of State
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Commitments in: Peace and security - Peace-building and peacekeeping

“FOCUS ON AFRICA

...25. ...The EU will increase its support to the African Union and other Sub- Regional Organisations in the field of peace and security, within the framework of the European action plan for peace and security in Africa and through the Peace Facility, bearing in mind the Council Conclusions of 17 November 2003.”

Scope: 
Africa

“ANNEX TO THE CONCLUSIONS

THE EU COMMITMENTS ON POLICY COHERENCE FOR DEVELOPMENT

...iv. Security: The EU will treat security and development as complementary agendas, with the common aim of creating a secure environment and of breaking the vicious circle of poverty, war, environmental degradation and failing economic, social and political structures. The EU will enhance its policies in support of good and effective governance and the prevention of state fragility and conflict, including by strengthening its response to difficult partnerships/failing states. The EU will strengthen the control of its arms exports, inter alia, with the aim of avoiding that EU-manufactured weaponry be used against civilian populations or aggravate existing tensions or conflicts in developing countries. The EU will promote cooperation in fighting corruption, organised crime and terrorism.”

Scope: 
International