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  • COVID-19 - Restrictions on entering Metropolitan France and its territorial communities

    As part of the implementation of the emergency health situation in France, restrictions have been placed on entering Metropolitan France and its territorial communities.

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  • Presentation of the Simone Veil Prize of the French Republic (3 March 2020)

    On 3 March 2020, during Equality Week, the Simone Veil Prize of the French Republic was awarded to the Ecuadorian group “Vivas Nos Queremos” by the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian, and the Secretary of State for Equality and the Fight against Discrimination, Marlène Schiappa.

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  • Feminist Diplomacy

    Gender equality is a priority for the French government. The French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE) spearheads this commitment through its feminist foreign policy.

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  • The Generation Equality Forum

    The Generation Equality Forum is a global gathering for gender equality, convened by UN Women and co-chaired by France and Mexico, with the leadership and partnership of civil society. The Forum will kick-off in Mexico City, Mexico, on 7-8 May 2020 and culminate in Paris, France, on 7-10 July 2020.

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  • The 2020 Africa-France Summit on Sustainable Cities and Regions

    The 2020 Africa-France Summit on Sustainable Cities and Regions, which will be held in Bordeaux from 4 to 6 June 2020, will bring together Heads of State and Government from 54 African countries, as well as institutional and public service actors, financial actors, private companies, business leaders and civil society.

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  • The Night of Ideas 2020: “Being Alive”

    The fifth Night of Ideas, coordinated by the Institut Français, will take place on 30 January 2020.

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  • France’s action in the Sahel

    G5 Sahel countries – Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger – face a number of challenges, including the growing threat of terrorism and organized crime, climate change and demographic growth. These are leading causes of fragility in the region. As shared challenges, they must be addressed from the political, military and development perspectives.

    France and its European and international partners are fully committed to supporting the Sahel States in their efforts to address these challenges.

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  • Rugby: looking towards 2023

    The Rugby World Cup in Japan concluded on 2 November 2019, with the crowning of South Africa as World champions. In 2023, all eyes will be on France as it hosts this major international sporting event.

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  • The Third French Schools Abroad Week (18-22 November 2019)

    With nearly 500 establishments in 137 countries and 350,000 pupils from kindergarten to secondary school, France has the biggest network of schools abroad of any country.

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  • Africans entrepreneurs : take part in Challenge of 1,000 at the Africa-France 2020 Summit

    France invites 1,000 African entrepreneurs to come to Bordeaux to present their solutions at The City of Solutions, a show dedicated to projects and solutions for sustainable cities and territories to be held during the 28th edition of the Africa-France Summit. June 4, 5 and 6, 2020.

    Applications are open until January 31st, 2020.

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