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World Humanitarian Summit – Statement by Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development (Istanbul, May 23 to 24, 2016)

I welcome the holding of the first World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul from May 23 to 24. The French delegation is being led by Ségolène Royal, Minister of the Environment, Energy and Marine Affairs.

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French Official Development Assistance (ODA)

France’s development policy is part of a renewed framework which combines the fight against poverty and the three aspects of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental. This definition was subject to extensive discussions with all French development actors. It helps to further France’s cultural, diplomatic and economic influence and places special emphasis on the Francophonie.

French cooperation policy aims to address four mutually-supportive issues, whose controlled development is important both to France and its partners:

- Promoting peace, stability, human rights and gender equality

- Equity, social justice and human development

- Sustainable, job-rich economic development

- Protecting the environment and global public goods

Updated 16.12.13



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