Policy Updates

  • Coordination SUD publishes list of asks for France's future president

    France is currently between the two rounds of its presidential election, and the largest NGO umbrella organization, Coordination SUD, has published a declaration listing asks for the future French president. They include a commitment to the 0.7% ODA/GNI target, respect for human rights and international law, a strong engagement in the fight against poverty and inequalities, and a refusal of any type of ODA conditionality.

    The next French president will be elected on May 7, 2017. French electors will choose between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen.

    Declaration – Coordination SUD [in French]

  • Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen head to second round of French presidential elections

    On April 23, France voted in the first round of the 2017 presidential elections, with centrist 'En Marche' candidate Emmanuel Macron and the far-right National Front's Marine Le Pen advancing to the second round 'run-off' to be held on May 7, 2017. Macron received 24% of the ballots and Le Pen 21.3%.

    The French president engages in development issues through high-level commitments, and is influential in shaping the overall orientation of ODA policy. For information on the candidates' ODA positions, please see here.

    Elections results – Ministry of the Interior
    News article - Devex

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