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Selected Quai d’Orsay official statements from the week of July 7, 2014

Published on July 11, 2014

Human rights – Opening of “Labcitoyen 2014” by Laurent Fabius (July 8, 2014)

Mr. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, will open the third edition of “Labcitoyen” on July 8 at the Maison des cultures du mondes (World Cultures Institute). Approximately 100 young francophones from the five continents who are committed to human rights have been invited to participate in this forum which is being organized in Paris by the Institut français.

Mr. Laurent Fabius will reaffirm the key role that young people can play in defending human rights and in particular in the debates on the abolition of the death penalty. On this occasion, he will reaffirm our commitment to the universal abolition of the death penalty.

As in previous years, the “Labcitoyen” forum will allow participants to address the diversity of human rights struggles through conferences, debates, visits and meetings with associations and personalities involved in the defense and promotion of human rights.

Fight against climate change – Mr. Laurent Fabius’s participation in the “Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate” (Paris, July 11, 2014)

Mr. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, will co-chair the “Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate” on July 11.

This forum is a platform for dialogue and political impetus bringing together the main greenhouse gas emitting countries. It is an important step ahead of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference which should enable us to reach a universal agreement on the fight against climate change.

The meeting on July 11 and 12 will be aimed at facilitating the discussions, notably with respect to contributions to reducing emissions and climate financing.

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