The EU promotes and protects human rights, democracy and the rule of law worldwide. Human rights and democracy are inextricably connected. Only in a democracy can individuals fully claim and realise their civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights.
Sustainable development and peace and security go hand-in-hand. One is not possible without the other, which is why we fully support our partner countries in their efforts to establish long-term stability.
We implement programmes around the world wherever assistance is needed. We tailor our support to fit the region or country being helped. Programmes with a global reach allow the EU to provide similar support to countries facing similar problems.
The European Union and the Open Government Partnership (OGP) have launched a Partnership for Democracy and Accountability to strengthen democracy and improve citizens' lives across the globe through open, inclusive, and accountable government.
At a signature ceremony on 20 July 2023, Minister of State for Economy and Finance of Benin, Romuald Wadagni and Director-General for International Partnerships at the European Commission, Koen Doens, launched a new EU budget support programme for Benin.
Global Gateway - EU, Latin America and Caribbean Forum: strengthening the dialogue with youth, civil society and local authorities in both regions
In the run-up to the EU-CELAC Summit on 17-18 July, the EU–Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) Forum brought together youth, civil society organisations and associations of local authorities to strengthen the EU-LAC partnership, accompanied by other relevant actors in a multistakeholder collaboration