UNITAID Solidarity Dinner in Paris

Bill Clinton, Douste Blazy et Mme Ouattara

There were great people, on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013, to the cinema city of Paris. Former President, First Ladies, Ministers, Diplomats, Statesmen, business leaders, media people, men of culture, in total, more than 450 guests turned out, despite the rainy weather of Paris, for the dinner in honor of UNITAID on the theme: "Solidarity will save the world."

Established in September 2006 in New York under the leadership of former French Presidents Jacques Chirac and Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva, UNITAID's mission is to contribute to the expansion of access of the populations in developing countries tot the treatment of HIV / AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, by working to bring down the price of medicines and diagnostic quality products, and accelerating their availability. In sum, UNITAID is intended primarily to fight against pandemics (AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis) causing 6 million deaths per year worldwide. It is at this meeting of international solidarity for the benefit of developing countries that the elite of political, economic and art world met on the banks of the Seine.

Simple decoration and Photo Exhibition, but evocative, all artistically engaged, have constituted most of the ceremony. To honor President Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States and founder of the "Clinton Foundation" also friend of the French Philippe Douste Blazy, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations. At his side, Mrs. Dominique Ouattara, First Lady of Côte d'Ivoire, the only developing country on the head table. On the short list around the 42nd U.S. President  were also the First Lady of the French Republic, Valerie Trierweiler, the couple Douste-Blazy, the French Minister, Pierre Moscovici (Economy and Finance), Christiane Taubira (Minister of Justice), Yamina Benguigui (Francophonie), Luc Besson (General Director of film maker) etc.. And to talk about serious things, you must increase in height. Mrs. Dominique Ouattara joined upon arrival VIP guests including President Bill Clinton at one of the splendid building of the city of cinema, in a room put together for this purpose. On this occasion, the First Lady of Côte d'Ivoire and President Bill Clinton exchanged, and recalled memories.