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FRANCE / CALAIS MIGRANTS

The number of asylum seekers and migrants in Calais has increased in the past few months, creating tensions in this French coastal city. They are from Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, and Eritrea. Nearly all see Calais as a stopping point on their way to UK, where they believe there are better opportunities. UNHCR

28 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UN / VETO

The Foreign Ministers of France and Mexico debated on the use of veto in situations of gross human rights violations. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said that “when some mass atrocities are committed, we cannot stay paralyzed at the Security Council.” He said that it was a “question of humanity” and a “question of defending [...]

25 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GA / DEBATE 2

The leaders of Qatar, Egypt, Jordan and France have called on the international community to stand fight the global threat posed by terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria. Speaking before the General Assembly in New York, French President François Hollande said that France will “never give in to blackmail, to pressure, to barbaric acts,” soon after the [...]

24 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / HOLLANDE

Commenting on the beheading of French citizen Hervé Gourdel in Algeria, French President François Hollande said he was in contact with the Algerian Prime Minister [Abdelmalek Sellal], who confirmed that he would keep mobilizing all the necessary forces in order to find the murderers and to return Gourdel’s body to his family. UNIFEED-UNTV

24 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GA / CLIMATE SUMMIT 2

The Presidents of Iran, France, Brazil, Bolivia, Venezuela and Chile as well as the King of Spain, speak at the Climate Change Summit. Many of the more than 120 Heads of States and Government, business, finance and civil society representatives are expected to announce commitments that will reduce emissions, enhance resistance to climate change and mobilize [...]

23 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA ICC VOTE

The Security Council failed to adopt a resolution on a referral of the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court, with 13 votes in favour and vetoes from China and Russia. UNIFEED – UNTV

22 May 2014 | Read More »

UN / MALI

French Ambassador Gérard Araud praised the Malian Government's roadmap to emerge from the current crisis, while Chadian Ambassador  Bante Mangaral said "the roadmap drown up by the Malian Government is a sign of hope and a good trigger for resuming peace talks." UNTV / FILE

26 Feb 2014 | Read More »

UN / CAR

The Security Council today (5 December) unanimously approved the deployment of French and African troops to the Central African Republic following the rapid deterioration of the security and humanitarian situation in the country in  recent months. US Ambassador Samantha Power said that "what matters right now to the civilians whose lives are hanging in the balance [...]

5 Dec 2013 | Read More »

GA / P5 SYRIA

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon held a luncheon with the foreign ministers of the five permanent members of the Security Council. It had been agreed that the discussion on this occasion would focus entirely on Syria.  UNTV

25 Sep 2013 | Read More »

GA/ SYRIA WRAP

Addressing delegates at the General Assembly, King Abdullah of Jordan said that the flow of Syrian refugees in Jordan could reach one million or 20 percent of the population by next year. Not even the strongest global economies could absorb this demand on infrastructure and resources, let alone a small economy and the fourth water-poorest [...]

24 Sep 2013 | Read More »

 

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