WEU Parliamentary Assembly - European Security and Defence Assembly

Assemblée parlementaire de l'UEO - Assemblée européenne de sécurité et de défense

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History

1954, within the framework of Western European Union (WEU), based on Article IX of the modified Treaty for Collaboration in Economic, Social and Cultural Matters and for Collective Self-defence (Brussels Treaty). First plenary session in 1955. Original title: WEU Parliamentary Assembly - Interparliamentary European Security and Defence Assembly -- Assemblée parlementaire de l'UEO - Assemblée interparlementaire européenne de sécurité et de défense. Also referred to as European Security and Defence Assembly / Assembly of Western European Union -- Assemblée européenne de sécurité et de défense / Assemblée de l'Union de l'Europe occidentale. Office closed down on dissolution of WEU, 30 June 2011.

Aims

Examine and support intergovernmental activities at European level in all areas of European security and defence.

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Activities

Acts in a consultative role as the interparliamentary forum for strategic reflection on security and defence issues in general and - in the absence of an equivalent forum for national parliamentarians in the EU - for the CSDP in particular; receives annual written reports from the Council of WEU/ Political and Security Committee (PSC / COPS) and submits recommendations and written questions to the governments. Committees organize symposia on topical subjects to which Ministers, industrialists and other interested parties are invited.

Structure

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Languages

English, French.

Staff

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 7 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 42 countries
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Type I Classification

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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Defence
    • Defence
  • Government
    • Parliament
  • Security
    • Security

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

F0688

Last News Received

10. Sep 2010
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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