ACP Sugar group teams up with CIRAD research centre on agriculture, development activities

Wed 16 Apr 2014 -

MONTPELLIER, France ---- Upon an invitation from CIRAD, a delegation representing the ACP Sugar Subcommittee, as well as the ACP Secretariat, undertook a study tour of the CIRAD facilities in Montpellier, France on the 8th April 2014. The ACP Research Programme Coordinating Unit facilitated the study tour.

February 2014

France’s nuclear legacy haunts French Polynesia

Last December, the United Nations General Assembly addressed France’s nuclear legacy in French Polynesia in its annual statement on decolonisation.

French Polynesia adopts a system of recognition of industrial property titles

Wed 15 Jan 2014 -

PARIS, France --- After several years of legal uncertainty French Polynesia has finally adopted new law and regulation to expressly recognize industrial property titles issued by the French Industrial Property Office (the INPI).

Hollande praises Wallis and Futuna

Tue 26 Nov 2013 -

PARIS, France --- The French president has praised Wallis and Futuna as a territory which he says allows France to shine in the beautiful Pacific environment.

French nuclear tests 'showered vast area of Polynesia with radioactivity'

Angelique Chrisafis
Wed 07 Aug 2013 -

PARIS, France ---- French nuclear tests in the South Pacific in the 1960s and 1970s were far more toxic than has been previously acknowledged and hit a vast swath of Polynesia with radioactive fallout, according to newly declassified Ministry of Defence documents which have angered veterans and civilians' groups.

France says territories to play strategic role for Paris

Fri 07 Jun 2013 -

PARIS, France ---- The French overseas territories minister, Victorin Lurel has given a policy speech, saying each of the territories plays a particular role for France’s strategic interests.

Statement made by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson on resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly on Fren

Wed 22 May 2013 -

PARIS, France --- The resolution adopted today (Friday) by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly on French Polynesia ignores the democratic choice made by the Polynesians and goes against the objectives of the UN.

Vijay Singh cleared of doping after using deer antler spray

Wed 01 May 2013 -

PARIS, France --- Vijay Singh has been cleared of doping by the PGA Tour despite admitting using a banned substance.

New UN study proposes ways to close additional $10 billion funding gap for education

Tue 19 Mar 2013 -

PARIS, France ---It is possible to help make basic education universal by 2015, despite a global funding gap which increased to US$26 billion from US$16 billion during the past three years, according to new figures released today by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Interpol moves to halt illegal fishing in Pacific

Fri 01 Mar 2013 -

LYON, France----- International criminal police organisation Interpol has held its first ever meeting to address illegal fishing, in a bid to curtail the multi-billion dollar black market.