News - Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs enMinistry for Europe and Foreign Affairs Global health - Jean-Yves Le Drian's participation in the ACT-A Facilitation Council meeting (Paris, 9 Feb. 2021) Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, took part via video conference on February 9 in the Facilitation Council of the Access to Covid-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT-A) alongside the WHO director general and ministers of participating countries.2021-02-10 18:38:2162973_256061World AIDS Day (1 Dec. 2020) On this World AIDS Day, France calls on all actors in the international community to remain committed to ending this pandemic and reaffirms its own commitment to this fight. France resolutely engaged in the fight against HIV/AIDS very early on, working with national and international actors whose energy and dedication it applauds. Our country was one of the very first to carry out an international effort based on the values of solidarity and the universal access to treatments, accompanied (…) 2020-12-02 17:11:0462973_254243Global health - International Safe Abortion Day (28 Sept. 2020) On this International Safe Abortion Day, France reaffirms its commitment to the rights of women and girls, especially sexual and reproductive health rights, which it supports within the framework of its feminist diplomacy. 42% of women around the world still live in a country where the law restricts or denies abortion. Every year, 25 million women attempt to terminate their pregnancies, 47,000 of whom lose their lives and 3 million suffer post-abortion complications. In a joint (…) 2020-09-28 17:59:1862973_252339World Health Organization – Q&R from the press briefing (15 Apr. 2020) Q. U.S. President Donald Trump decided to halt American funding for the World Health Organization. How do you view this decision? What repercussions will it have for the organization? Q. Donald Trump announced last night that he would freeze U.S. funding for the WHO. President Macron recently said he refused to see the WHO “locked into” a war between China and the U.S.; this represents a further step down that path. What is France's response? Does France believe the WHO did a good job (…) 2020-04-16 10:28:1762973_249082Communiqué – Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) (23 Jan. 2020) The Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and our diplomatic and consular network are fully mobilized in the face of the Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) crisis. The Crisis and Support Center of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, in coordination with the French Embassy in Beijing and all of our consulates general in China, has established a specific, permanent monitoring mechanism to respond to the concerns of French (…) 2020-01-23 17:26:1662973_246529Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance: 20 years serving global health (Jan. 2020) Global health is one of France's leading development priorities. France's commitment can be seen through its work within the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Unitaid and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, which in 2020 celebrates its 20th year. France has been a member of Gavi since 2004 and is one of its main members and donors. France welcomes Gavi's extremely positive results in terms of global health and reiterates its full support for it. Thanks to Gavi, over 760 million (…) 2020-01-22 18:04:1762973_246494World AIDS Day (1 Dec. 2019) On the occasion of World AIDS Day on December 1, France reaffirms its commitment and calls on all actors in the international community – both public and private – to work together to end the pandemic by 2030, in accordance with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. The sixth Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, which took place in Lyon on October 10, 2019, made it possible to achieve the goal of mobilizing $14.02 billion, the largest sum ever (…) 2019-11-29 18:35:1062973_245551US$14.02 billion pledged to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (9-10 Oct. 19, Lyon) Every three years, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria holds a conference to replenish its financial resources. At this event, all public and private sector donors announce their financial pledges. Guests also include the Global Fund's partners and civil society, both of which are involved in mobilization efforts and programme implementation in their countries. Donations are used to directly finance programmes to prevent and fight these three major pandemics, which kill (…) 2019-10-08 16:31:4062973_244627Foreign Policy and Global Health Initiative (22.08.19) Created in 2006 at the initiative of France and Norway, the Foreign Policy and Global Health Initiative is an informal consultation framework that brings together seven countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas (South Africa, Senegal, France, Norway, Indonesia, Thailand, Brazil) in order to promote global health topics at the United Nations General Assembly every year. The countries in the group share a commitment to place greater focus on global health issues in foreign policy. (…) 2019-08-22 17:54:4162973_243799Global health - Marisol Touraine assumes office as chair of the Executive Board of UNITAID (20.06.19) France welcomes the appointment today of Marisol Touraine as chair of the Executive Board of UNITAID for a three-year term of office, following her unanimous election by the members of the Executive Board. Marisol Touraine will bring her extensive experience to UNITAID, notably including her ministerial experience and her commitment to health care. France, which is a founder country of and leading contributor to UNITAID - having contributed $1.7 billion since 2007 -, is committed to (…) 2019-06-21 11:06:2862973_242844