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Council Conclusions on the Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy 2015 - 2019

Foreign Affairs Council, 20 July 2015, 31 pages

The Council adopts a new Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy for the period 2015-2019 and welcomes the Joint Communication: "Keeping human rights at the heart of the EU agenda", presented by the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the European Commission.

With this Action Plan, the Council reaffirms the European Union's commitment to promote and protect human rights and to support democracy worldwide. Based on the Strategic Framework on Human Rights and Democracy and the 2012-2014 Action Plan, the European Union has made considerable progress in improving the impact and coherence of its actions on human rights and democracy. The EU has further developed guidelines on key human rights issues, enhanced the effectiveness of bilateral human rights and democracy work, successfully promoted action at the multilateral level, and improved the mainstreaming of human rights across the EU's external action.

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2015-07-29