Permanent Mission of France en The 42nd session of the Human Rights Council (9 to 27 September 2019) The 42nd session of the Human Rights Council will be held in Geneva from Monday 9 September to Friday 27 September 2019. 2019-09-06 15:04:24 416_3396 Global Health and Foreign Policy Initiative - Ministerial Communiqué France holds the chairmanship of the Foreign Policy and Global Health Initiative, which brings together seven countries: South Africa, Brazil, France, Indonesia, Norway, Senegal and Thailand. The health ministers of the seven member countries of the initiative adopted a communiqué on August 21. 2019-08-27 11:54:30 416_3392 World Humanitarian Day On World Humanitarian Day, France pays tribute to all humanitarian aid workers. Their commitment is more than ever necessary as we face greater needs, longer crises and increasing violations of international humanitarian law. 2019-08-19 18:07:21 416_3390 70 years of the Geneva Conventions The four Geneva Conventions were adopted 70 years ago today. They are at the heart of international humanitarian law: they allow to save lives and limit the barbarity of war. 2019-08-12 15:34:15 416_3386 Foreign trade performance for the first half of 2019 Thanks to the fact that exports were stronger than imports, our trade deficit in the first half of 2019 fell significantly over the year. 2019-08-09 12:08:29 416_3385 France takes in 31 Yezidi families who were victims of Daesh Today, Thursday 8 August 2019, France is taking in 31 Yezidi women who were victims of Daesh, together with their children. 2019-08-09 12:04:15 416_3384 Russia – Statement by the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs Deputy Spokesperson The peaceful demonstrations held on 3 August in Moscow and other towns and cities in Russia have again led to several hundred arrests, as in the preceding week. France condemns these arrests and the clearly excessive use of force which accompanied them. 2019-08-07 13:21:58 416_3375 Ambassador François Rivasseau H.E. Mr. François Rivasseau Ambassador, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations in Geneva and international organizations in Switzerland Mr. François Rivasseau took office as Ambassador, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations in Geneva in September 2018. Prior to his appointment to Geneva, Mr. Rivasseau was Special Envoy for Space and Head of the Security Policy and Space Policy at the European External Action Service, where he served since 2015. Mr. (…) 2019-08-07 13:18:44 416_3371 Ebola epidemic– Appointment of a special envoy (16 July 2019) The Ebola virus epidemic in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the most serious ever seen in the world, after the 2014 epidemic in West Africa. 2019-08-05 19:13:49 416_3372 We are part of the "Green Embassy" project Since April 2019, the Permanent Representation of France to the United Nations in Geneva is committed to reducing the impact of the environment thanks to the "Green Embassy" project. Launched in 2015, the “Green Embassy” project is a gradual and comprehensive initiative to reduce the environmental impact of France's diplomatic representations abroad. The goals of the “Green Embassy” project: Internationally strengthen France's exemplary commitment in regards to sustainable development. Make the (…) 2019-08-05 19:04:44 416_3370 France's commitment to gender equality around the world Gender inequality continues to be an issue around the world, and has even worsened in some regions. To address this problem, France is enhancing the effectiveness and consistency of the gender actions in its development assistance and external action policies. 2019-08-05 10:27:32 416_3368 International humanitarian aid: a new French strategy In the face of an increasing number of crises, their longer duration and more complex nature, humanitarian aid needs continue to grow across the world. To provide itself the resources to address these needs, France is entering a new phase in its commitment to humanitarian action by adopting a new humanitarian strategy for the next four years in tripling its annual financial contributions by 2022. 2019-08-05 10:27:30 416_3367 Strengthening peace and combating fragilities This “Prevention, Resilience and Sustainable Peace” strategy is based on three priority areas: addressing the root causes of fragilities before they lead to full-scale crises, strengthening inclusive governance and improving the coordination of French actions. 2019-08-05 10:27:28 416_3366 Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace On 12 November at the UNESCO Internet Governance Forum (IGF), President Macron launched the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace. This high-level declaration on developing common principles for securing cyberspace has already received the backing of many States, as well as private companies and civil society organizations. 2019-08-05 10:27:25 416_3365 70 Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Adopted in Paris on 10 December 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights created the foundation on which all the international mechanisms to defend human rights have been built. For France, this 70th anniversary is the opportunity to recall that human rights should be defended and strengthened everywhere in the world. 2019-08-05 10:27:24 416_3364 French G7 Presidency The Group of Seven (G7) comprises France, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Italy and Canada. France took up its G7 Presidency in 2019 with the key theme of combating inequality. It is organizing several ministerial meetings as well as the G7 Summit which will bring together the Heads of State and Government from the seven countries in Biarritz from 24 to 26 August 2019. 2019-08-05 10:27:22 416_3363 Female diplomats in France: from 1930 to tomorrow Gender equality has been declared the great cause of President Macron's term. It is now at the centre of France's work around the world. The credibility of this commitment depends on setting an example through France's diplomatic network by working towards gender equality in the workplace. 2019-08-05 10:27:19 416_3362 Launch of the Simone Veil Prize of the French Republic – 8 March 2019 On 8 March 2019, President Macron awarded the first Simone Veil Prize of the French Republic to Aissa Doumara Ngatansou, the Cameroonian co-founder and coordinator of the Association for the Elimination of Violence against Women (ALVF) working in the Far North Region of Cameroon. 2019-08-05 10:27:18 416_3361 Second Paris Peace Forum, 11 – 13 November 2019 The Paris Peace Forum continues to work as a force for mobilization – bringing together all stakeholders – and as an incubator to drive concrete global governance solutions to address the ongoing challenges concerning world order and attacks on multilateralism. 2019-08-05 10:27:16 416_3360 Global biodiversity report released in Paris The seventh session of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Plenary will take place from 29 April to 4 May 2019 at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. At this event, IPBES will present its Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services to representatives of 130 States. 2019-08-05 10:27:14 416_3359