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Cameroon – Law: The European Union offers CFAF 328 million to strengthen civil and political rights in Cameroon

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Written by Deckson N.

The Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Cameroon signed on 12 December 2016 in Yaounde, with the association “Un Monde Avenir” created in 2003 in Douala, a grant for the launch of a project devoted to the promotion of Participatory democracy, and civil and political rights, including freedom of expression.

With an envelope of 328 million CFA francs, the Cameroonian association is interested in contributing to the strengthening of democracy, through citizen participation and the synergy of the socio-political actors who work on these issues. The project entitled “Citizens’ Initiative for the Strengthening of Democracy” (Initiative citoyenne pour le renforcement de la démocratie (Incred), will last 36 months (2016-2019). The signing of this convention is part of the activities marking the International Day of Human Rights.

Last December 10, the European Union joined the international community to celebrate this Day, which recalls the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the General Assembly of the United Nations 68 years ago. “Each of us is individually responsible for defending human rights (…). The European Union is determined to protect them and to foster the creation of a space for civil society, “said Federica Mogherini (photo), EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

Since 2010, Cameroon has benefited from a country envelope of between 600 000 (approximately 393 million CFA francs) and 1 million euros (nearly CFAF 655 million) annually, to implement projects selected by calls for proposals In the field of the promotion of human rights. For the period 2014-2017, the envelope of the country is 3.8 million euros (nearly 2.48 billion FCFA).

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