|Author (Corporate)||European Commission, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy|
|Series Details||JOIN (2020) 5|
Joint Communication published by the European Commission and the High-Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on 25 March 2020, setting out their strategy and priorities when it comes to Human Rights and Democracy.
Global leadership on human rights and democracy was identified as a strategic interest both in the Strategic Agenda for 2019-2024 and the European Commission's Political Guidelines. The purpose of this Communication is to put forward a new EU Action Plan for Human Rights and Democracy. It sets out ambitions and priorities for a period of 5 years in this field of external relations and aims to contribute to achieving a stronger role for the European Union across the world. It is the only instrument of its kind aimed at promoting a values-based agenda on the world stage.
Alongside this Communication, a Joint Proposal for a Recommendation to the Council of the European Union that it issues a recommendation to the European Council to take a Decision that would adopt the strategic objectives guiding this Action Plan.
The Council of the European Union adopted on 18 November 2020 a set of conclusions concerning this Action Plan.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations, Values and Beliefs|
|Subject Tags||Democracy, Fundamental | Human Rights|
|Keywords||EU External Action
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|