Cover Image
close this bookEliminating World Poverty: A Challenge for the 21st Century - White paper on international development (DFID - The Stationery Office, 1997, 86 p.)
close this folderSECTION 3 - Consistency of Policies
View the document(introduction...)
View the documentThe Importance of Consistency
View the documentThe Environment
View the documentTrade, Agriculture and Investment
View the documentPromoting Political Stability, Social Cohesion and Responding Effectively to Conflict
View the documentPromoting Economic and Financial Stability


We shall

· ensure that the full range of Government policies affecting developing countries, including environment, trade, investment and agricultural policies, takes account of our sustainable development objective

· give particular attention to human rights, transparent and accountable government and core labour standards, building on the Government’s ethical approach to international relations

· use our resources proactively to promote political stability and social cohesion and to respond effectively to conflict

· encourage financial stability and the reduction of the external debt of developing countries to sustainable levels