France's international cooperation policy in the context of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development

Type of text :
Opinion and report
Type of referral :
Government referral
Working group :
Section for European and International Affairs
Date d'adoption
Date adopted : 10/12/2016
Rapporteur(s) :
Philippe JAHSHAN
Associations Group
    In a letter dated 2 June 2016 the Prime Minister referred the issue of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and
    the COP 21 commitments in France's international development and cooperation policy to the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (ESEC).
    In 2015, there were three landmark world summits held on the global agenda for development: the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis-Ababa, the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in New York and the COP 21 in Paris. The adoption of the new global sustainable development agenda in New York and the Paris Agreement are historic achievements by their dimension and, amid global inequality, crises and conflicts, they pave the way for all nations worldwide to fall into step in their efforts to progress towards a development model where economic growth would be inseparable from social cohesion and environmental protection.
    In this context, France must adopt a strategy for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and commitments of the Paris Agreement, which requires it to reexamine and, where necessary, adapt the priorities of its international cooperation policy decided back in 2013 during the last Interministerial Committee on International Cooperation and Development (CICID) and enshrined in the July 2014 Framework and Planning Act on the International Solidarity and Development Policy (LOPDSI).