In October 2010, Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) adopted a Strategic Plan for Biodiversity. They agreed that by 2020 at least 17% of terrestrial areas should be conserved within effectively managed protected areas. Currently, coverage stands at 14.7%. Although this is a positive trend, an additional USD 9.2 to USD 85 billion is needed annually to expand and secure protected areas, especially in Africa. In this context, governments and practitioners have repeatedly called for new and innovative financial mechanisms to be explored that would complement official development assistance, be predictable and stable.
In 2030, the world population is expected to exceed 8.5 billion. Access to the fundamental right of sexual and reproductive health is therefore one of the main challenges of the 21st century.
According to the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon “there is still enough water for all of us – but only so long as we keep it clean, use it more (…)
The Directorate-General for Global Affairs, Development and Partnerships (DGM) of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development (…)
Emmanuel Faber, co-chief operating officer and vice-chairman of the board of Danone, a major business with a long-standing commitment to social innovation, (…)
The need to end biodiversity loss has now made the challenge of preserving biodiversity a leading environmental concern at the international level. France (…)
French archaeology abroad upholds a tradition of excellence in research carried out alongside France’s partners. As such, it makes a significant (…)
Today the international community agrees that universal health coverage is an essential goal to strengthen health systems and facilitate access to quality (…)
The France-Canada Research Fund (FCRF) is designed to support joint Franco-Canadian high-level research projects by financing student, PhD and researcher mobility schemes. The FCRF was created in 2000 at the initiative of the French embassy in Canada and a consortium of leading Canadian universities to boost and structure bilateral scientific cooperation.
The International Health Regulations (IHR) are a legally binding reference instrument for global public health. This fact sheet details the background and (…)
Commissioned by the Directorate-General of Global Affairs, Development and Partnerships (DGM) at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE), this (…)
The strategy’s content is the outcome of an evaluation of the first gender strategy in 2007 and consultations with all French institutional and civil society development stakeholders. It was adopted by the Interministerial Committee for International Cooperation and Development (CICID) on 31 July 2013.
Half of the world’s population now lives in towns.
Very rapid urban growth is predicted for the next two decades, 95% of which will take place in (…)
This document presents the French position on the post-2015 development agenda. This contribution is the result of an intense work with civil society (…)
Human rights are among the founding values of the French Republic and lie at the heart of its foreign policy. France is presenting its candidacy to the (…)
The Quai d’Orsay is at the foremost of web technologies and fully embraces the new possibilities offered by the Internet, particularly on social networks. (…)
Rise to the challenges of urbanization through democratic governance
The explosion of urban growth over the coming decades is one of the major challenges (…)