French Minister of Foreign Affairs announces key priorities for UNGA
French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian, held a press conference in New York where he listed the core priorities for France during the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) this week. Among other issues such as terrorism and multilateralism, Le Drian listed development and Official Development Assistance (ODA), focusing specifically on climate, education, gender, and fragile African states as key issues that France will bring up during UNGA. He also mentioned President Emmanuel Macron’s pledge to spend 0.55% of Gross National Income (GNI) on ODA by 2022 as a testament to France’s commitment to international development. Further, he announced that France will present the matter of security and development in the Sahel to the UN Security Council during the French presidency next month.
Press release - Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in French)