Development – Plenary session of the National Council for Development and International Solidarity – CNDSI (21 March 2023)


The National Council for Development and International Solidarity (CNDSI) met in plenary session on 21 March 2023 under the presidency of Mme Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, Minister of State for Development, Francophonie and International Partnerships, attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs. The CNDSI is the special forum for consultation between the main development stakeholders and the State on the objectives, guidelines and resources of development policy based on solidarity and combating global inequalities.

In this first plenary session of 2023, the Minister of State presented to the members of the CNDSI the highlights of the year in terms of international partnerships, and listened to their contributions with regard to preparations for the Presidential Council for Development, the Interministerial Committee for International Cooperation and Development (CICID) and the Summit for a New Global Financial Pact in June 2023. She also reviewed the main features of the new partnership with the countries of the African continent which President Macron set out at the end of February during his recent visit to Central Africa. She emphasized the key role of civil society in implementing this new partnership.

With regard to Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility (CSER), the Minister of State called for work as “Team France” and at European level to promote exemplary standards that are harmonized across Europe.