In the morning yesterday, the President of the Republic, Alassane Ouattara, took part in the opening ceremony of the ” Forum of emerging markets ”, accompanied by former IMF Managing Director Michel Camdessus and of the former President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Horst Koehler. The forum was held at the headquarters of the Bank of France in Paris, with the central theme “The World in 2050″. Speaking on this occasion, President Alassane Ouattara first thanked Michel Camdessus for his’ kind invitation ” to ” prestigious’ ‘forum and took the opportunity to congratulate the 26 authors of the book’ ‘The World in 2050 : for a more just world community, prosperous and harmonious ” which will be launched Tuesday, 12 April 2016. for the head of state, this forum, which comes after the Tokyo regional forums in 2011 and Abidjan in 2013, provides a global vision of what could be the earth in 2050; while clearly the major challenges to the leaders to better prepare tomorrow’s world. President Alassane Ouattara in particular noted that policymakers must take due account, in the definition of national policies, the impact on the environment, namely global warming, destruction of ecosystems, forests, resource scarcity natural as water. Similarly, the President of the Republic noted the need to better integrate into national strategies, major demographic trends, migration, youth employment and rapid urbanization.
then giving some thoughts with respect to this issue, the head of state expressed confidence that policy decisions and economic strategies at the national, regional and continental sub must define a coherent way of short- , medium and long term, taking into account trends in the continental and international level. Moreover, the number of shares or phenomena that could hamper the development of the world by 2050, President Alassane Ouattara has raised the issue of terrorism. A scourge against which he advocated to fight ” all forms of coordinated and relentlessly ”. For him, the defense and security have become priorities and must be duly taken into account in the formulation of national policies including fiscal policy. Finally, he asked the participants to keep in mind the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the UN General Assembly on 10 December 1948 in Paris, in particular Article I which states that “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. ” Several other speakers also marked the opening ceremony, including Francois Villeroy de Galhau, Governor of the Banque de France, Michel Camdessus, former Managing Director of the IMF, Horst Koehler and the former President of the Republic Federal Germany.
Note that this Tuesday, April 12, 2016, the Head of State will make a special address on the theme: ” Africa in 2050: the challenges of good demographic transition ”.