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Embassy Hosts CARE Reception, Affirms NGO Cooperation

Embassy Hosts CARE Reception, Affirms NGO Cooperation

Published on March 7, 2013
Ambassador Lauds Cooperation Prior to International Women’s Day.

French Embassy, Washington, D.C. - March 5, 2013.

In a sign of France’s commitment to fruitful dialogue with civil society representatives, the French embassy hosted a reception on March 5 for CARE’s Conference and International Women’s Day Celebration.

As an international non-governmental organization, CARE aims to eradicate poverty, concentrating on the empowerment of women and girls.

Ambassador François Delattre hosted the event, organized by the Office for Cooperation With Civil Society Organizations of the French embassy.

“We fully share your commitment and are truly at your disposal for help,” said Amb. Delattre. “As Ambassador of France, one of my key priorities is to strengthen relationships between the philanthropic sectors of our two countries, especially in non-governmental cooperation.”

In recognition of France’s collaboration with the group, CARE President and CEO Helene Gayle presented Amb. Delattre with a plaque of appreciation.

CARE President and CEO Helene Gayle presents Amb. Delattre with a plaque of appreciation

In addition to remarks from Dr. Gayle and Amb. Delattre, the event featured a screening of the film Girl Rising, a documentary on the influence of education, which profiles nine girls from nine developing countries. The screening was followed by a discussion between Dr. Gayle and the film’s senior producer, Martha Adams.

The CARE organization operates chapters in France and the U.S., and the partnership between CARE USA and CARE France takes place on multiple levels. On March 4, the organizations jointly hosted an event around the French process of consultation among civil society organizations, with the participation of Philippe Lévêque, General Director of CARE France, who was also present for the celebration at the French embassy.

Ambassador François Delattre.

“You can count on France in this existential fight for all of us,” Amb. Delattre concluded at the embassy event. “CARE deserves respect, admiration, and support from France. You have all three.”

Read Ambassador Delattre’s full speech.

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