Development – Plenary meeting of the National Council for Development and International Solidarity (Paris, 20 June 2018)

On June 20, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, minister of state attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, will chair the 13th plenary meeting of the National Council for Development and International Solidarity (CNDSI).

Discussions will be based on the conclusions presented on June 6 by the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC), which welcomed France’s renewed ambition in the area of development and the increase in resources for official development assistance. The CNDSI was established on the basis of a recommendation issued by the DAC at its last peer review, in 2013.

The CNDSI has 53 members. It facilitates an in-depth dialogue between ministers working on development policy and international solidarity, and other actors involved in this area: NGOs, unions, employers, economic stakeholders, parliamentarians, regional governments, universities and research centers, and high-level foreign figures.

The CNDSI will continue its work on reshaping development policy and international solidarity as requested by the last Interministerial Committee for International Cooperation and Development (CICID) on February 8. It will discuss France’s participation in the high-level political forum on the implementation of sustainable development goals in New York this July, following the launch of the Interministerial SDG Steering Committee by Ministers of State Brune Poirson and Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne on April 26. The CNDSI working group responsible for involving the private sector in development policy will present its conclusions before the publication of its report sometime in July.

A detailed report of the session will be put online on the France Diplomatie site.