Diplomatic news

  • French candidacy to the IMO Council (10 December 2021)

    France is applying for a renewed term on the Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in Category B (States with the largest interest in international seaborne trade). The election of the Council’s members will take place in London on 10 December 2021 during the 32nd session of the IMO Assembly.

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  • Pantheonization of Josephine Baker

    Josephine Baker will be admitted into the Pantheon on 30 November 2021, following the decision of the President of the French Republic.

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  • French Schools Abroad Week 2021: French education for tomorrow’s world

    For the fifth year running, French Schools Abroad Week (29 November-4 December) will highlight the strengths and values of France’s teaching establisments abroad.

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  • France’s Mediterranean Policy

    With its 900 kilometres of southern coastlines, France is a country that opens onto the Mediterranean region. An area shared by 24 States and three continents, home to more than 400 million inhabitants, the Mediterranean is marked by historical ties that link the two shores and shared opportunities for development and growth.

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  • Fourth Paris Peace Forum

    Every year since 2018, the Paris Peace Forum has brought together Heads of State, representatives of international organizations and international civil society, ministers, business leaders and key figures committed to peace. In Paris, or remotely through an interactive platform, from 11 to 13 November 2021, they will work to find solutions to overcome the social divisions exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis, and to launch an inclusive and supportive economic recovery.

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  • CREWS: Climate Risk & Early Warning Systems

    From 2000 to 2019, a total of 7,348 major climate disasters were recorded. They caused 1.23 million casualties and affected 4.2 billion people. In poor and vulnerable countries, weather data to help anticipate these phenomena and warn people are often unreliable or totally lacking.

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  • COP26: A crucial stage in the fight against global warming

    The 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) or COP26 will take place from 31 October to 12 November in Glasgow (United Kingdom). France, a major actor in the fight against climate change and guarantor of the spirit of Paris Agreement, will champion, with the European Union, strong actions on several priorities.

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  • France has a new recovery mechanism for “illicit assets”

    The term “illicit assets” commonly refers to goods acquired illegally by foreign political personalities or their families or friends, following corruption, misappropriation of funds or other economic offenses initially committed in their countries of origin. France can return the proceeds from the sale of “illicit assets” to the people of the foreign State in question.

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  • The 6th edition of Goût de/Good France is bringing French gastronomy to all five continents

    After a 2020 that was marked by an unprecedented public health crisis, the worldwide celebration of French gastronomy, Goût de/Good France, is back for its sixth edition from 14 to 20 October 2021.

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  • After the Ouagadougou speech: Implementing commitments

    In November 2017, French President Emmanuel Macron gave a speech in Ouagadougou describing his programme to build a new relationship between France and African countries.

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