Development – Education – Annick Girardin’s visit to South Korea (May 21 to 22, 2015)


Annick Girardin, Minister of State for Development and Francophonie, will be in South Korea from May 21 to 22 for the World Education Forum, due to take place in Incheon.

This forum, which is being co-hosted by UNESCO, will bring together 1,500 participants from 150 countries in order to develop, within the framework of the post-2015 Development Agenda, an ambitious strategy entitled “Education 2030.” France’s development assistance strategy for education and training for the next five years is currently in the process of being defined.

On this occasion, Annick Girardin will meet with Young-Mok Kim, President of the Korea International Cooperation Agency, Alice Albright, CEO of the Global Partnership for Education, as well as the education ministers of Cambodia, Côte d’Ivoire, Haiti and Senegal, in the presence of Michaëlle Jean, Secretary-General of the International Organization of La Francophonie.

Ms. Girardin will also visit the headquarters of the Green Climate Fund in Seoul.