Draft Platform for Action
Annex II
EUROPEAN UNION POSITION ON THE DRAFT DECLARATION SUBMITTED BY THE GROUP OF 77

The European Union supports the principle of a concise declaration drafted in language that is clear and understandable to all.

The Group of 77 text contains positive elements, but does not meet the expectations of the European Union. At this stage in the negotiations, however, it does not appear to be necessary to enter into a difficult drafting exercise.

The European Union would nevertheless like to bring to the attention of delegations a non-exhaustive list of important points which should be included in the Beijing Declaration:


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