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2014 Ambassadors’ Conference (Paris, August 28 to 30, 2014)

Laurent Fabius has chosen “France’s external action: global diplomacy” as the theme of the conference, which will provide an opportunity to illustrate the Quai d’Orsay’s role in orchestrating France’s external action.

The Ministry : All the figures

Diplomatic Network

Bilateral

-  163 Embassies
-  4 Diplomatic Branch Offices

Multilateral

-  16 Permanent Representations
-  25 Ambassadors at Large

Consular Network

-  92 Consulates General and Consulates
-  5 independent Chanceries
-  1 Consular Branch Office
-  500 Consular Bureaus

Cooperation and Cultural Action Network
(as of January 1st, 2012)

-  8000 people distributed in 161 Cooperation and Cultural Action services
-  101 French Institutes with 12 offices attached to the Paris French Institute – 10 scientific services
-  445 Alliances Françaises receive subsidies
-  486 schools with programs in French (AEFE [agency for French teaching abroad], French Lay Mission, other institutions)
-  5 French National Centers
-  26 research institutes and 14 branch offices
-  161 Campus France areas
-  98 Environmental Correspondents

Actions Conducted by the Cooperation and Cultural Action Network

-  50,000 artistic events each year

-  285,000 students hosted in 2010/2011 – France hosts the fourth largest number of foreign students
-  470 master’s degree and doctoral students each year receive Eiffel scholarships
-  800,000 students in French Institutes and Alliances Françaises
-  337,000 registered for French certification tests in 2010
-  295,000 students in schools following the French program (40% French students) in 2010/2011
-  1.7 million students in bilingual sections in national education systems
-  €126 million in co-financing collected in 2010
-  12,500 decentralized cooperation projects – 350 financed by the MFA in 2011
-  160 French archaeological missions abroad

A significant commitment by France with regards to development aid

-  3rd largest contributor in the world to Official Development Assistance (ODA) by volume and the number one European contributor;
-  Largest contributor in the world to UNITAID;
-  2nd largest contributor in the world to the Global Fund to Fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria;
-  2nd largest contributor in the world to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI).

Staff
(2012 employment ceiling)

Tenured and open-ended contractual agents in the central administration 3 084
Tenured and open-ended contractual agents abroad 2 885
Fixed-term contractual agents (including international volunteers and temporary staff) 3 164
Non-Defense Budget Military Staff 719
Locally recruited staff under local laws 5 172
Total 15 024

Budget (Preliminary Financing Act)

Year 2009 2010 2011
Budget (in € billions) 4,598 4,917 5,099

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