05TBILISI2897, DECLARATION OF THE COUNTRIES OF THE COMMUNITY OF

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05TBILISI2897 2005-11-07 12:14 2011-08-30 01:44 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Tbilisi

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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 TBILISI 002897 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: PGOV PREL GG
SUBJECT:  DECLARATION OF THE COUNTRIES OF THE COMMUNITY OF 
DEMOCRATIC CHOICE 
 
On November 2, Post received a copy of the draft Declaration 
of the Countries of the Community of Democratic Choice. 
 
Start text: 
 
DECLARATION OF THE COUNTRIES OF THE COMMUNITY OF DEMOCRATIC 
CHOICE 
 
(Kyiv, Ukraine, December 2nd, 2005) 
 
We, the countries of the Baltic-Black-Caspian Sea region, 
 
Expressing our adherence to the purposes and principles set 
forth in the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal 
Declaration of Human Rights, 
 
Devoted to the ideals and values of democracy and Human 
Rights, 
 
Having taken responsibility of respecting, promoting and 
strengthening the core democratic principles and practices 
set forth in the Final Warsaw Declaration: Towards a 
Community of Democracies, 
 
Consistently caring about the implementation of Seoul Action 
Plan of the Community of Democracies, in particular in the 
sphere of regional cooperation, 
 
Welcoming the creation of UN Democracy Fund, 
 
Stressing on the unbreakable interdependence between peace, 
stability and development, and respect for ideals of 
democracy and the Human Rights, 
 
Calling for respect of all human rights - civil, cultural, 
economic, political and social, and their maintenance and 
promotion according to the International documents on Human 
Rights, 
 
Feeling common responsibility for the future and further 
development of democracy, and for the respect for the Human 
Rights in the Baltic-Black-Caspian Sea region, 
 
Striving to see Europe without dividing lines, conflicts, or 
any spirit of confrontation, as stated in the "Borjomi 
Declaration" of the Presidents of Georgia and Ukraine. 
 
Hereby declare the creation of the Community of Democratic 
Choice as a governmental and non-governmental forum of 
cooperation for dialogue of Leaders and representatives of 
non-governmental organizations of our countries, which, 
within the Community, proclaim their intention: 
 
-- to cooperate closely towards achieving a common goal of 
establishing lasting peace, democracy and prosperity in this 
part of Europe; 
 
-- to cooperate for the sake of development and 
strengthening of democracy, recognizing that different 
countries and societies within the region of attention of 
the Community of Democratic Choice are at different stages 
of democratic development; 
 
-- to provide support to promotion of human values and 
standards in order to, respectively, promoting and 
establishing democratic processes and institutions, and 
encouraging to exchange experience on the way to 
strengthening democracy and the respect for Human Rights; 
 
-- to assist in developing liaisons between our governments 
and societies in different spheres, including the education 
for democracy; 
 
-- to cooperate with institutions and international 
organizations, civil society and governments in coordinating 
support to new and emerging democratic societies; 
-- to provide support for the further economic and social 
development, including poverty eradication, as a main 
impeding factor for development and protecting of a 
democratic process; 
 
-- to encourage the respect for democracy and human rights 
to face threats for democratic development of society, which 
are, among others, corruption, organized crime, money 
laundering, terrorism in different forms and ways, existence 
of uncontrolled territories "black holes" in Europe, drug 
trafficking, illegal arms trafficking and trafficking in 
human beings; 
 
-- showing an example of respect for democracy and human 
rights in their respective countries to push political 
leaders of the countries on the way to democracy to 
encourage tolerance and consent to promote respect for 
pluralism, to counteract ethnic and religious hatred, 
violence and other forms of extremism, to encourage the 
development of civil society, non-governmental organizations 
and independent mass-media; 
 
-- to cooperate in all issues related to encouraging the 
development of a vibrant and stronger democracy, thus 
strengthening the format of the Community of Democratic 
Choice; 
 
Proclaiming this declaration, the countries of the Baltic- 
Black-Caspian Sea region declare that the Community of 
Democratic Choice is an answer to the natural desire of 
States and Societies, of every new generation and human 
being to reach higher standards of civilized development. 
 
We are convinced that the high message of the Community of 
Democratic Choice should ensemble all countries of the 
region in a single bid for democracy and the promotion of 
human rights, and declare that we will continue our exchange 
of ideas on democratic transformations particularly in 
Bucharest in March 2006 at the next, the second Forum of the 
Community of Democratic Choice. 
 
Kyiv, Ukraine, December 2nd, 2005 
 
End Text. 
 
Tefft

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