Multilateral development cooperation of the Czech Republic
30.08.2012 / 14:59
Given how global the present-day world has become, and how complex the issues it faces are, development goals cannot be achieved via bilateral cooperation alone. In order to achieve significant lasting improvement in the situation of poor countries, coordinated global action is necessary, including a wide range of policies concerning international trade, climate change measures, tax issues, corruption, migration, security and so on.
In this respect, the Czech Republic works with a number of international organisations that strive to reduce poverty on a global scale. The country regularly joins activities organised by the United Nations, the European Union, international financial institutions and other intergovernmental organisations.
The ways in which the Czech Republic becomes involved in the activities of international organisations are varied: by direct participation of Czech experts in specific development projects implemented by the various organisations, or via contributions focusing on specific activities that the organisation pursues in the developing world, with annual contributions towards the organisation’s budget being the most basic method of participation.
Besides these compulsory contributions, which arise directly from the country’s membership in a given organisation, the Czech Republic annually provides voluntary funding to a number of organisations, while also trying to increase the involvement of Czech experts.
The Czech Republic is also represented in executive and other bodies of various organisations, thus contributing towards defining their strategy and general action plans.