International development cooperation


Croatia must urgently cease and revise its arms trade policy – UN Arms Trade Treaty has been violated

By selling arms to Saudi Arabia, the Republic of Croatia has violated the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty which requires that prior to the export of weapons, a state must first undertake an assessment of the potential risks that the weapons sold will be used to commit or facilitate serious violations of international human rights and humanitarian law, and if the assessment determines that such a risk exists, then arms exports shall not be authorized by the State party. 


“Development cooperation must begin when the first bullet is fired”

Assistant Foreign Minister Vesna Batistić Kos said at the final panel of Croatia Forum 2015 titled “Lessons Learned: Hidden Dangers and Solutions” that Croatia’s experience in providing and receiving development assistance was invaluable and that small donors like Croatia manage their development means more cautiously, warning that there was not enough strategies to institutionalize first-hand experiences into permanent know-how.


"Gaza is the largest prison in the world with more than 1.8 million people"

The Centre for Peace Studies and Pal-Think for Strategic Studies from Gaza Strip in collaboration with the Subversive Festival and Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs organized discussion "Gaza Strip – Obstacles and Chances for the Future" with the representatives of civil society from the Gaza Strip to shed light on the situation and to enable better understanding of the context and opportunities for cooperation with local actors. 


The European Year for Development

On February 13, 2015, the Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Mr Neven Mimica visited the Croatian Parliament.

The event was organized by the Croatian Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, and the European Commission.

Minister of Foreing and European Affairs, Mrs Vesna Pusić, talked about Croatian development cooperation and Commisioner Mimica presented the European Year for Development 2015.

In the afternoon hours two round tables were held, where CROSOL was presented. CPS is the member and one of the founders of the CROSOL Platform, the Croatian Platform for International Citizen Solidarity, a non-governmental and non-profit organization of civil society, which is active in the area of international development cooperation and humanitarian aid.

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