Progress in the talks on the multilateral debt (IMF, World Bank, African Development Bank) of the high indebted poor countries. Statements by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson.
Address by M. Dominique de Villepin, Prime Minister, to the UN plenary meeting on financing for development
France, in an appeal by President Chirac, joins Algeria, Brazil, Chile, Germany and Spain in calling on the international community to take up and implement this idea. Next year, a pioneering group of countries will be introducing a first international solidarity levy on airline tickets. It will provide an ongoing source of fresh financing without impeding the development of air transport. France proposes that priority be given, in allocating these resources, to the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
The 2005 World Summit and the meeting of the 60th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations
The 2005 UN World Summit is held in New York from September 14th to the 16th. The Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin will lead the French delegation to the Summit.
French government and private aid efforts.