United Nations - Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairshttps://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/french-foreign-policy/united-nations/?xtor=RSS-1 France has been one of the UN's members since its founding in 1945. It holds a permanent seat at the Security Council, alongside the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia and China, thus playing a leading role on many subjects. It is also represented both within the other major UN bodies and within its subsidiary organs (elected to the Human Rights Council, for example), and is a permanent member of the Conference on Disarmament. France is the fifth-largest contributor to the United Nations regular budget and to the peacekeeping operations budget.enMinistry for Europe and Foreign Affairshttps://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/local/cache-vignettes/L144xH72/visuel_defaut_une_fd-44916-890bc.jpg?1614684382https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr?xtor=RSS-1 UN – World Refugee Day (20 Jun. 2021)https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/french-foreign-policy/united-nations/news-and-events/news/article/un-world-refugee-day-20-jun-2021?xtor=RSS-1 As 2021 marks the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Geneva Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and the number of displaced persons in need of protection (82.4 million) has never been higher, France reaffirms its commitment to welcoming, protecting and integrating refugees. France applauds the commitment and effectiveness of the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, which works in ever more difficult conditions, and reaffirms its full support for that body. The upcoming visit to (…) 2021-06-21 18:51:1755275_259793World Organisation for Animal Health - Re-election of Dr Monique Éloit, Director General (2 June 2021)https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/french-foreign-policy/united-nations/news-and-events/news/news-2021/article/world-organisation-for-animal-health-re-election-of-dr-monique-eloit-director?xtor=RSS-1 Joint press release by the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food The Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food welcome the re-election of Ms Monique Éloit, a veterinary doctor, as Director General of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) on 28 May 2021. In her first term as OIE Director General, Ms Éloit updated the tools enabling the Organisation to better address future health concerns and helped (…) 2021-06-03 10:00:1363963_259234UN – Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne to attend the virtual Security Council meeting on multilateralism (07 May.21)https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/french-foreign-policy/united-nations/news-and-events/news/news-2021/article/un-jean-baptiste-lemoyne-to-attend-the-virtual-security-council-meeting-on?xtor=RSS-1 Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Minister of State for Tourism, French Nationals Abroad and Francophonie, attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, will participate virtually in today's UN Security Council meeting on multilateralism. This ministerial session will be chaired by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, as China holds the Security Council's rotating presidency for May. The Minister will reaffirm France's determination to defend the multilateral method of conducting international (…) 2021-05-07 17:02:0563963_258591UN – Appointment of Joanna Wronecka as UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon (1 Apr. 2021) https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/french-foreign-policy/united-nations/news-and-events/news/news-2021/article/un-appointment-of-joanna-wronecka-as-un-special-coordinator-for-lebanon-1-apr?xtor=RSS-1 France welcomes the UN Secretary General's decision to appoint Joanna Wronecka to the position of UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon. It offers Ms. Wronecka its best wishes for success in this important mission for the Lebanese people and for Lebanon's stability and sovereignty. It assures her of our support as she carries out her duties and our desire to work closely with her, as we did during Poland's recent term in the Security Council. On this occasion, France applauds the work of her (…) 2021-04-02 17:52:1563963_257534Security Council - Q&A from the press briefing (1 Apr. 2021)https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/french-foreign-policy/united-nations/news-and-events/news/news-2021/article/security-council-q-a-from-the-press-briefing-1-apr-2021?xtor=RSS-1 Q : Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Russia is consulting with the permanent members of the UN Security Council on bringing together the leaders of those countries for a meeting. At what level are such discussions taking place? Does France still stand ready to take part in this meeting of the five permanent members of the Security Council? A : France favors a meeting of the permanent members of the UN Security Council, which President Macron had proposed in 2019. This (…) 2021-04-01 17:56:2963963_257458United Nations – Appointment of Mahamat Saleh Annadif as Special Representative for West Africa and the Sahel (26 Mar. 2021)https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/french-foreign-policy/united-nations/news-and-events/news/news-2021/article/united-nations-appointment-of-mahamat-saleh-annadif-as-special-representative?xtor=RSS-1 France congratulates Mahamat Saleh Annadif on his appointment as Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel. It assures him of its full support in the accomplishment of his important mission. It pays tribute to the efforts of his predecessor, Mohamed Ibn Chambas. France reaffirms its commitment to security, socio-economic development and the strengthening of democracy in West Africa and the Sahel. It encourages Mr. Annadif to mobilize the entire UN (…) 2021-03-30 08:27:0263963_257360UN – Appointment of El-Ghassim Wane as the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Mali (16 Mar. 2021)https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/french-foreign-policy/united-nations/news-and-events/news/news-2021/article/un-appointment-of-el-ghassim-wane-as-the-un-secretary-general-s-special?xtor=RSS-1 France applauds the appointment of El-Ghassim Wane as the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Representative and Head of the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). It assures him of its full support for his new mission and pays tribute to the outstanding work of his predecessor, Mahamat Saleh Annadif, over the past five years. France reaffirms its commitment to stabilization in Mali and encourages MINUSMA to continue its efforts to support the (…) 2021-03-17 08:20:5963963_256780Joint press release from the President of the French Republic and the Executive Director of UN Women: Dates of the Generation Equality Forum in Paris (8 Mar. 21)https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/french-foreign-policy/united-nations/news-and-events/generation-equality-forum-2021/article/joint-press-release-from-the-president-of-the-french-republic-and-the-executive?xtor=RSS-1 Originally published on forum.generationequality.org Today on 8 March 2021, we celebrate International Women's Day. One year ago, we invited thousands of people to join us in July 2020 for the Generation Equality Forum, the most significant convening for gender equality since the Fourth World Conference on Women held in 1995 in Beijing, China. Since last year, the COVID-19 pandemic has further deepened gender inequalities, impacting women disproportionately, as they have been on the (…) 2021-03-09 09:24:0663007_256557Multilateralism - Jean-Yves Le Drian's participation in the ministerial meeting of the Alliance for Multilateralism (video conference, 24 Feb. 2021)https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/french-foreign-policy/united-nations/multilateralism-a-principle-of-action-for-france/alliance-for-multilateralism/news-about-the-alliance-for-multilateralism/article/multilateralism-jean-yves-le-drian-s-participation-in-the-ministerial-meeting?xtor=RSS-1 Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, co-chaired, together with his German counterpart, Heiko Maas, a ministerial meeting of the Alliance for Multilateralism via video conference yesterday. Held on the occasion of the opening session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, this video conference brought together ministers from 45 countries, the High Representative of the European Union, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the UNESCO Director-General, the (…) 2021-02-26 11:01:1063642_256368Initiative for information and democracy - Joint statement (11.11.2018)https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/french-foreign-policy/united-nations/multilateralism-a-principle-of-action-for-france/alliance-for-multilateralism/the-information-and-democracy-partnership/article/initiative-for-information-and-democracy-joint-statement-11-11-2018?xtor=RSS-1 Joint statement of Roch Marc Christian Kaboré (Burkina Faso), Justin Trudeau (Canada), Carlos Alvarado (Costa Rica), Lars Lokke Rasmussen (Denmark), Emmanuel Macron (France), Raimonds Vējonis (Latvia), Saad Hariri (Lebanon), Dalia Grybauskaitè (Lithuania), Erna Solberg (Norway), Macky Sall (Senegal), Alain Berset (Switzerland), Beji Caid Essebsi (Tunisia) The Heads of State or Government of Burkina Faso, Canada, Costa Rica, Denmark, France, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Norway, Senegal, (…) 2021-02-22 17:19:3464060_238722