Maintain 0.7% GNI commitment to Overseas Development Aid

Proposer
tmtmtmtm
State

Accepted

Vote Score

2

Age

2080 days


@tmtmtmtm edited manifesto/foreign_policy.md - over 5 years ago

We believe that a clear view of the role that the UN, EU, NATO and other international bodies play in reducing the likelihood of war should be clearly and unambiguosly communicated to the electorate.

The UK should also use it's membership of such bodies to influence them to reinforce this role and use this peaceful approach whenever possible to avoid conflict.

The UK should also use its membership of such bodies to influence them to reinforce this role and use this peaceful approach whenever possible to avoid conflict.

Foreign Aid

We will maintain the UK's committment to the UN Millennium Project agreement of allocating 0.7% of Gross National Income (GNI) to Overseas Development Assistance. These funds will be kept separate from military spending; any required security, demobilisation, or peacekeeping expenses will be seperately funded, from Defence budgets.

European Union

tmtmtmtm

@tmtmtmtm - over 5 years ago

We should maintain the existing UN Millennium Project commitment of allocating 0.7% of Gross National Income to Overseas Development Aid (http://www.unmillenniumproject.org/press/07.htm), but also ensure that this funding is strictly reserved for those goals, not diverted to military purposes (see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-21528464 and http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2013/feb/21/david-cameron-aid-military)