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Development – Education, vocational training, integration and health – Presentation by Jean-Marie Le Guen of France’s external action strategies 2017-2021 (Paris, March 23, 2017)

On the occasion of the presentation in France of the 25th edition of the UNDP’s Human Development Report, Jean-Marie Le Guen, Minister of State for Development and Francophonie, will present, on March 23 at the Quai d’Orsay, France’s external action strategies with respect to education, vocational training, integration and health in developing countries for the period 2017-2021.

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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

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