2021

  • On 1 January 2022, France will take over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union

    On 1 January 2022, for the first time in 14 years, France will take over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. How does the Council of the EU work and what will France’s role be?

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Abolition of the death penalty

    France is firmly opposed to the death penalty. Through its resolute commitment to universal abolition, France has become recognized as one of the main States involved in combating the death penalty.

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  • Alliance for Multilateralism

    The Alliance for Multilateralism, launched on 2 April 2019 by the French and German Foreign Ministers, is an informal alliance of countries that are convinced that multilateralism founded on respect for international law is the only reliable guarantee for international stability and peace and that the challenges we are facing can only be solved through cooperation. It aims to bring together willing partners who can express themselves and take action.

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  • The New Africa-France Summit, reinventing our relationship together

    The New Africa-France Summit will be held in Montpellier on 8 October 2021.
    The aim of this event, with a new format, new actors and new themes to address new challenges is to arrive at a new perspective on the relationship between Africa and France, so as to offer new generations a new framework for reflection and action.

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  • National homage to the actor Jean-Paul Belmondo

    French cinema icon Jean-Paul Belmondo died on 6 September 2021 at the age of 88. France will pay national homage to him on Thursday, 9 September 2021. The official ceremony will take place at Les Invalides, in the presence of French President Emmanuel Macron.

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  • World Conservation Congress: a major international event for biodiversity

    From 3 to 11 September 2021, France will host the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress in Marseille.

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