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Development Assistance


France’s participation in the 12th edition of the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference and Exhibition (DIHAD) (March 24 to 26, 2015)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development’s crisis and support center will host, for the first time, non-governmental organizations (Libraries Without Borders, Electricians Without Borders, Humaniterra, Islamic Relief France, Secours populaire, Triangle Génération Humanitaire) and French companies (Airbus Helicopters, GDF SUEZ Corporate Foundation, Losberger, Thales) at the French pavilion.

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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