DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS
The Andean Community Member Countries have demonstrated their democratic vocation ever since the founding of the integration process in 1969, as can be seen in its supreme law, the Cartagena Agreement, which is grounded in "the principles of equality, justice, peace, solidarity and democracy." The Additional Protocol to the Cartagena Agreement, the "Andean Community Commitment to Democracy" stipulates that "the full effectiveness of the democratic institutions and the rule of law" are an essential precondition for political cooperation and integration and indicates the procedures to be followed in the event that the democratic order is disrupted in any of the Member Countries.
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SECURITY AND PEACE
Security and Confidence-Building is an issue that is grounded in "The Lima Commitment: Andean Charter for Peace and Security and Limitation and Control of the Expenditure on Foreign Defense". The agreements reached at that time are aimed at defining a Common Andean Policy on External Security; characterizing a Peace Zone in the Andean Community; limiting military spending in order to use those funds for social investment purposes; and intensifying cooperation to fight terrorism and illegal arms trafficking, among other matters. 
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DRUG CONTROL EFFORT
The Andean Community Member Countries have committed themselves to take the necessary measures to come to grips with the world drug problem, bearing in mind the principles of shared responsibility, non-conditionality, and prioritization of alternative development, which require the comprehensive and balanced management of both the control of the supply and the reduction of the demand.
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MIGRATIONS
The Andean countries have decided to join efforts to ensure that their inhabitants are able to move freely through the subregion, whether for purposes of tourism, work or a change in customary residence. The approval, in June 2001, of Decision 503, which recognizes the possession of a national identification document as the only requirement for travel through the subregion as tourists, by nationals and foreign residents of the Member Countries, was an important step toward the attainment of this objective.
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