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PRESIDENTIAL DECREE OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

of April 20, 2014 No. 259

About approval of the Concept of state policy of the Russian Federation in the sphere of assistance to the international development

(as amended of the Presidential decree of the Russian Federation of 24.05.2016 No. 248)

For the purpose of forming of state policy of the Russian Federation in the sphere of assistance to the international development I decide:

1. Approve the enclosed Concept of state policy of the Russian Federation in the sphere of assistance to the international development.

2. Recognize invalid the Concept of participation of the Russian Federation in assistance to the international development approved by the President of the Russian Federation on June 14, 2007 No. Pr-1040.

3. This Decree becomes effective from the date of its signing.

President of the Russian Federation

V. Putin

 

Approved by the Presidential decree of the Russian Federation of April 20, 2014 No. 259

The concept of state policy of the Russian Federation in the sphere of assistance to the international development

I. General provisions

1. This Concept represents frame of reference on the purposes, tasks, the principles and the main directions of state policy of the Russian Federation in the sphere of assistance to the international development, and also on priorities and forms of rendering to foreign states of the technical, financial, humanitarian and other assistance aimed at the sustainable social and economic development of the states - receivers of the help, settlement of the crisis situations arising owing to natural disasters, technogenic catastrophes and other emergency situations, the internal and (or) international conflicts.

2. The legal basis of state policy of the Russian Federation in the sphere of assistance to the international development is constituted by the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the conventional principles and rules of international law, the international agreements of the Russian Federation, the Budget code of the Russian Federation, other regulatory legal acts of the Russian Federation, the Strategy of homeland security of the Russian Federation till 2020, the Concept of foreign policy of the Russian Federation, the decision of the President of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Russian Federation about interaction with the international organizations and foreign states. State policy of the Russian Federation in the sphere of assistance to the international development is performed taking into account the main documents of the United Nations, including provisions of Articles of organization of the United Nations, the Millennium Declaration of the United Nations, the Monterrey consensus of the International conference on development financing, the Plan of accomplishment of decisions of the World summit for sustainable development ("The Johannesburg plan of accomplishment of decisions"), the Resulting document of the World summit of 2005, the Resulting document of the Conference of the United Nations on sustainable development "The future which we want", and also taking into account provisions of the Parisian Declaration on increase in efficiency of the external help, the Akkrsky action program, Busan plan of partnership for the purpose of effective cooperation in the field of development, The strategy of economic development of the Commonwealth of Independent States for the period till 2020 and the St. Petersburg development strategy of 2013.

3. Proceeding from the historic responsibility for forming of modern system of the international relations and its further enhancement, the Russian Federation considers assistance to the international development as one of effective mechanisms of the solution of global and regional problems, counteractions to new challenges and threats. System implementation of this Concept will promote promotion of national interests of Russia in this area by achievement of the maximum return from the given help. The accumulated experience in the sphere of international cooperation and own donor potential allow Russia, developing the approved formats of participation in international cooperation and multilateral projects, to strengthen emphasis on address bilateral programs of assistance and with deep arguments to determine the states - receivers of the help, being guided by provisions of Strategy of homeland security of the Russian Federation till 2020 and the Concept of foreign policy of the Russian Federation.

4. Russia supports aspiration of the international community to the sustainable social and economic development of all states which is the base of modern system of the international stability and collective security and puts assistance to such development by the purpose of state policy of the Russian Federation in this sphere.

5. Russia pursues active and purposeful policy in the sphere of assistance to the international development that is equitable to national interests of the country and promotes stabilization of social and economic and political situation in the partner states, to forming of the relations of neighborliness with the adjacent states, promotes elimination available and to prevention of emergence of the potential centers of intensity and the conflicts first of all in regions, adjacent to the Russian Federation, and also strengthening of strong line items in the world community and eventually to creation of favorable external conditions for development of the Russian Federation.

II. Tasks and the principles of state policy of the Russian Federation in the sphere of assistance to the international development

6. Tasks of state policy of the Russian Federation in the sphere of assistance to the international development at the global level are:

a) liquidation of poverty and assistance to sustainable social and economic development of the partner states, including the post-conflict states;

b) influence on universal processes for the purpose of forming of the stable and fair world order which is under construction on the universally recognized norms of international law and partnership between the states;

c) overcoming consequences of natural disasters, technogenic catastrophes and other emergency situations;

d) support of international efforts and initiatives of increase in transparency, quality and efficiency of rendering assistance to the international development, active participation in development of general approaches to realization of agreed decisions in this sphere;

e) strengthening of positive perception of the Russian Federation and its cultural and humanitarian influence in the world.

7. Tasks of state policy of the Russian Federation in the sphere of assistance to the international development at the regional level are:

a) forming of the relations of neighborliness with the adjacent states, assistance to elimination of the available potential centers of intensity and the conflicts, sources of drug trafficking, international terrorism and organized crime first of all in regions, adjacent to the Russian Federation, and prevention of their origin;

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