Jean-Marc Ayrault’s meeting with participants in the "LabCitoyen" program

From 3 to 11 July 2016, Mr. Zaman Priyonto represented Bangladesh among other winners of LabCitoyen 2016, invited by the French Institute of Paris in order to share their experiences.

Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, received the 50 participants in the 2016 edition of the “LabCitoyen” program organized by the Institut français in Paris. This year, M. Priyonto Zaman represented Bangladesh among the participants and the French community who attended the event.

JPEG - 550 kb
A group picture of the participants at Labcitoyen 2016 (M. Priyonto Zaman, 1st row, 4th from the right-hand side)

Every year in Paris, the “LabCitoyen” program brings together young foreign French speakers aged 20 to 26 from all over the world in order to promote the French language and human rights. The 2016 edition was marked by the launch of a network of “young ambassadors for human rights of the French Republic,” who will continue to work together once they return to their countries of origin.

This year’s theme was “Health and human rights.” Our country is the second largest contributor to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and is fully mobilized to ensure in particular that everyone has access to medical care. We work closely with the World Health Organization and call on the international community as a whole to demonstrate solidarity.


Under the patronage of the Ambassador of human rights Patrizianna Sparacino-Thiellay, residence program has been structured as follows:


- The link between health and human rights in different facets, each to the subject of a theme day: health determinants, healthy democracy, fight against the unequal access care, sexual health & awareness vulnerability and access to information.
- Three "mentors", experts in the field, accompanied, supported and promoted the reflection of the fifty participants: Clotilde GIRIER (responsible for public health mission ARCAT Health Resources Division), Vincent EDIN (journalist and essayist), Elodie VIALLE (journalist and columnist).
- During the week, several visits have allowed participants to familiarize themselves with the commitment of French institutions: Institut Pasteur, Science City, Family Planning ...

Dernière modification : 14/07/2016

top of the page