Council conclusions on a rights-based approach to development cooperation, encompassing all human rights

19/03/2014

The Council adopted the following conclusions:

"1. Recalling its Conclusions on the “Agenda for Change,” the Council notes that the promotion of human rights, democracy, the rule of law and good governance and of inclusive and sustainable growth are the two basic and mutually reinforcing pillars of the EU’s development policy. The Council reaffirms the EU’s commitment to promote all human rights, whether civil and political, or economic, social and cultural, in all areas of its external action without exception, in line with the EU Strategic Framework and Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy and the Council Conclusions on Democracy Support in the EU’s External Relations.(...)