The mission was ambitious: to prevent conflicts by fighting against poverty in the most fragile countries. Four areas were thus defined, inspired by the Millennium Development Goals:
– The right for everyone to access water and sanitation,
– The right to quality healthcare,
– The right to live in a healthy environment that will remain so for future generations,
– The right to cultural diversity.
The Fondation Chirac’s ambition is not to replace those already working effectively to achieve each of these goals. On the contrary; its role is to amplify their results and allow them to obtain greater impact. It federates efforts and multiplies the necessary public will to trigger deep and lasting change in governance.
Though much remains to be done, the Fondation is happy with the preliminary results, obtained thanks to the support of its institutional, financial, consultative, and field partners. And of course its donors.
Water, health, environment, cultural diversity, all deserve the attention of each individual. This is what the Fondation Chirac works towards. The Water for Peace – Peace for Water conference (2008), the Cotonou Declaration (2009), the European Development Days (2010), the International Year of Forests (2011), and the award ceremony for the Prize for conflict prevention, as well as the 6th World Water Forum (March 2012), the Sorosoro conference languages spoken in India (end 2011), the G20 under French presidency, RIO +20 are all crucial dates that the Fondation has and will use to educate the international community.
Thank you to each and every one for your support and your commitment at our sides.
Director General of the Fondation Chirac