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H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince attaches particular importance to the pursuit of the 8 Millennium Development Goals adopted by the United Nations in 2000.

Within this context, the Government of Monaco, which has been pursuing an international cooperation policy for over 20 years, has made the fight against poverty a priority intervention area, targeting in particular maternal and child health, the fight against pandemics and neglected diseases, food security, education, gender equality and a sustainable environment.

The scientific standing of the Principality of Monaco at the international level is strengthened by the personal interest in science of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II, like his ancestor Prince Albert I.

Today, the commitments of the Principality of Monaco and of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II in the areas of environmental change and the fight against poverty and disease closely match the preoccupations and missions embodied by the Institut Pasteur for more than 120 years.

Building on these shared values and with the goal of working together to advance research, aiming to help those populations most affected by disease, partnership conventions between the Principality of Monaco and Institut Pasteur were signed in December 2010.

It is within this framework that the Principality of Monaco is supporting the BIRDY project, which aims to combat childhood infections resistant to antibioticsAntibiotic resistance
Infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria are increasing steadily worldwide in hospitals as well as in the community. These infections often have more severe outcomes than those caused by so called "sensitive" bacteria. As a consequence, they also require more expensive second-line treatments as well as a more careful and costly follow-up care for patients.
in low-income countriesLow-income countries
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countriesDeveloping country
This term is generally used to describe a nation with a low level of material well-being. Since no single definition of the term developing country is recognized internationally, the levels of development may vary widely within so-called developing countries. Some developing countries have high average standards of living.

The World Bank classifies all low- and middle-income countries as developing but notes, "The use of the term is convenient; it is not intended to imply that all economies in the group are experiencing similar development or that other economies have reached a preferred or final stage of development. Classification by income does not necessarily reflect development status".
around the world. It is not a bank in the common sense. It is made up of two unique development institutions owned by 187 member countries: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA). Each institution plays a different but collaborative role in advancing the vision of inclusive and sustainable globalization. The IBRD aims to reduce poverty in middle-income and creditworthy poorer countries, while the IDA focuses on the world's poorest countries.

For operational and analytical purposes, the World Bank's main criterion for classifying economies is gross national income (GNI) per capita. Based on its annual GNI per capita, every economy is classified as low-income, middle income (lower and upper middle income) or high income.

Intervention Map for 2015