News of the multilateral diplomacy

  • 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.

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  • One Planet Summit Nairobi: Africa’s Pledge (14 march 2019)

    One Planet Summit brings policy makers and economic players together around a common ambition – to offer and apply concrete solutions to accelerate the transition towards a low-carbon economy and the adaptation to climate change.

    Building on previous One Planet events (Paris, December 2017 and New York, September 2018), this third edition of the One Planet Summit will be held on the UN Compound in Nairobi, on March 14th, 2019.

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  • 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.

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  • 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly

    The 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly opens at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 18 September 2018.

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  • UN / Small Arms and Light Weapons : review conference of the programme of action

    France will chair the Third Review Conference of the United Nations Programme of Action, to be held in New York on 18-29 June. This will be a unique opportunity to make progress in the fight against the illicit trafficking of small arms and light weapons.

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  • Anti-personnel mines: an ongoing struggle

    For this International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, France wants to reaffirm the importance it attaches to the fight against anti-personnel mines and other explosive remnants of war.

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  • 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.

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  • What is the Global Partnership for Education?

    The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) is a multilateral partnership working to provide 870 million children quality education with priority on the poorest, the most vulnerable and those who are affected by conflict.

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  • Chemical Weapons: Ending Impunity

    France does not accept that the strongest non-proliferation regime can be compromised without consequences. That is why the International Partnership against Impunity for the Use of Chemical Weapons has been proposed.

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  • Multilateralism, a priority for France

    The UN system is a unique instrument for dealing collectively, through dialogue and discussion, with the challenges that concern us all and which can only be resolved at the international level.

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