In the Global Call for Action to End Caste Discrimination, which is an outcome of the International Consultation on Good Practices and Strategies to Eliminate Caste Based Discrimination (29 Nov – 1 Dec 2011), the following recommendations were made to the EU:
Recommendations on Good Practice and Strategies to Eliminate Caste-Based Discrimination
Governments should exercise leadership at the local, national and international level to eliminate caste and caste-based discrimination through the application and promotion of good practices. Their efforts should be encouraged and supported by other actors, including civil society organisations, multilateral and bilateral development agencies, international financial institutions, the private sector, UN, European Union (EU), South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), Organization of American States (OAS), Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), African Union (AU), Arab League of Nations, and relevant international organisations.
Good Practices: Effective frameworks, policies, and institutions
The European Union and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation should adopt strategies for political dialogue and policy reform to address caste-based discrimination. This strategy should be applied in measures for EU and SAARC Member States, bilateral dialogues with caste-affected states and in supporting the emergence of international mechanisms to combat caste-based discrimination in the UN and other fora. Attention should be given to addressing caste-based discrimination in country strategy papers, human rights dialogues and trade agreements.
Read the full text of the Global Call for Action to End Caste Discrimination
Download the report on Best Practices and Strategies to Eliminate Caste Discrimination (2012)