The Conferences on development in France

The Conferences on development and international solidarity stem from a commitment made by the President of the Republic during the presidential electoral campaign. Their objective is a wide-ranging debate on French development policy.

The Conferences on development and international solidarity will from November 2012 to March 2013 bring together all development actors from the North and the South – administrations, NGOs, unions, companies, foundations, regional and parliamentary bodies, research institutes and government bodies for a dialogue on a scale not seen since 1997. They are led by Pascal Canfin, Minister Delegate for Development under the direction of the Minister for Foreign Affairs.
In order to address all topics related to development and international solidarity, these Consultations are organised in the form of thematic workshops where points of convergence and divergence will be discussed. These five discussion workshops will each have three round tables, with a common aim of updating France’s development aid policy. An outline of the updated policy will be presented during a closing event at the beginning of March 2013.

Read further information on the development conferences on the website of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (only available in French)

Read Trade union priorities for post-2015: - by Frédérique LELLOUCHE, CFDT (only available in French)