intergovernmental agencies. In 1970, the UN declared a second Decade of Development (the first had been inaugurated in 1961) and the increasingly central role of Third World countries within the General Assembly significantly influenced the definition of its new aims. Over the decade, however, emergency relief once again imposed itself as a priority for humanitarianoperations.
1 Harry S. Truman, ‘Inaugural Address’, 20 January 1949, at http://www.trumanlibrary.org/whistlestop/50yr_archive/inagural20jan1949.htm (accessed November 2018).
policy procedures would not prejudice the specific defence and security policies
of individual member states. EU security policy would also have to take account
of policy established by NATO and in 1992, the WEU confirmed NATO’s responsibility for collective self-defence and formally decided to confine its operations to
peacemaking and peacekeeping, crisis management and protection for humanitarianoperations (Petersberg tasks) (European Commission, 1996: 6).
The PSOE’s hopes for the WEU had been more ambitious, as the party viewed
it as being a body