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Slovensko a rozvojová pomoc v roku 2006
Slovakia and Development Assistance in 2006

Author(s): Marián Čaučík, Zuzana Krátka, Ľudmila Pastorová
Subject(s): Politics, Education, Geography, Regional studies, International relations/trade, Developing nations, State/Government and Education, Health and medicine and law
Published by: Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA)
Keywords: Slovakia; 2006; foreign policy; development assistance; Slovak ODA; Slovak Aid; Africa; Asia; Western Balkans; HIV/AIDS; education;
Summary/Abstract: The co-shared responsibility of developed countries for global development makes countries like Slovakia consider the Official Development Assistance (ODA), an official component of its foreign policy. The issue of fulfilling the Millennium Development Goals became the agenda of the international community once again after the September 2005 UN summit in New York. The highest officials of Slovakia expressed their commitment to these goals at the summit. Thus as a member of the donor community, Slovakia is willing to contribute to solving the global issues i.e. to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, to achieve the universal primary education, to promote gender equality and empower women, to reduce child mortality, to improve maternal health, to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases, to ensure environmental sustainability and to develop a global partnership for development. Moreover, the development assistance is also declared the EU’s external relations priority. The EU committed itself to reach the collective level of ODA expenses at 0.51% GNI and made clear that individual member states of the EU15 would reach the level of 0.58% GNI by 2010 and 0.7% by 2017. Having in mind the limited resources of the new member states, Commission set the individual goals for them – 0.17% ODA/GNI by 2010 and 0.33% by 2015.

  • Page Range: 127-134
  • Page Count: 8
  • Publication Year: 2007
  • Language: Slovak