France - Diplomatie
Adoption at the UN General Assembly of the resolution entitled "Global health and foreign policy” (December 12, 2012)
On December 12, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution in support of universal healthcare coverage presented by France on behalf of the “Diplomacy and Health” group consisting of the Brazilian, French, Indonesian, Norwegian, Senegalese, South African and Thai foreign ministers. This forum allows them to act together to draw greater attention to healthcare as a topic of international relations.
Reply given by Mr Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs, to a question in the National Assembly (27/11/2012)
"You ask me about the vote France is going to cast this Thursday or Friday on recognition of the Palestinian state. We’re going to vote both consistently and clear-sightedly. As you know, for years and years France’s constant position has been to recognize the Palestinian state. It was true in 1982, with the speech François Mitterrand delivered in the Knesset. It was true last year, when France voted in favour of recognizing Palestine at UNESCO. And it was true – as you’ve recalled – in the presidential campaign, because in his 59th commitment, François Hollande, the candidate who became president, made the same pledge.