Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Minister of State attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, will chair the 11th plenary meeting of the National Council for Development and International Solidarity on December 20.
This forum, involving 53 key figures, allows for in-depth dialogue between the ministries involved in international solidarity and all stakeholders working in this area: NGOs, unions, employers, economic stakeholders, parliamentarians, local authorities, universities and research centers, and high-level foreign officials.
This meeting will provide an opportunity to prepare for a key meeting of the Interministerial Committee for International Cooperation and Development on February 5, 2018. The broad outlines of France’s development policy for the next few years, and the means to implement this policy, will be determined during this meeting, with a view toward achieving the goal of devoting 0.55% of gross national income to Official Development Assistance by 2022, in accordance with the commitment made by President Macron.
The quality of the dialogue within the National Council for Development and International Solidarity in preparation for the Interministerial Committee meeting in November 2016 was key to its success and to the coordinated implementation of the road map for France’s development policy.
Ambassador Jean-Marc Châtaigner, France’s special envoy for the Sahel, and Deputy Julien Hubert-Laferrière, rapporteur for development aid at parliamentary discussions on the 2018 finance bill, will contribute in particular to the talks scheduled for the meeting of December 20.
A detailed report of the meeting will be posted online in January on the France Diplomatie site.