The 2012-2013 season

  • Conferences@934: French language in the United Nations

    French is one of the six official United Nations languages, along with English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian and Arabic. Thus, French is used in the meetings of the UN organs and is used in official documents. French is also, along with English, one of the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Moreover, the Permanent Representation of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie to the United Nations organizes and monitors francophone presence at the UN. For this month’s conference, Stéphane Dujarric and Margaret Besheer will discuss French in the United Nations.

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  • Conferences@934: The environment and water policies

    On March 22nd, the international community celebrated the world water day. On this occasion, UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, recalled that “One in three people already lives in a country with moderate to high water stress, and by 2030 nearly half the global population could be facing water scarcity, with demand outstripping supply by 40 per cent”.

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  • Conferences@934: Gender equality in France

    On March 4th 2013, on the occasion of her visit to New York for the UN Commission on the Status of Women, the Minister of Women’s Rights and Government’s spokesperson, Ms Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, presented her point of view on the role of women in our society, at the Consulate General of France in New York.

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  • Conferences@934: Integration models and migratory policies in the US and in France

    Both the United States and France are lands of immigration. However, our two countries have developed different relations with their immigrants’ communities. Given the political, economic and social challenges at stake, the two speakers will share a cross-analysis of the different integration models and migration policies enforced in France and the United States.

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  • Conferences@934: The Challenges of the Jewish Community in France

    The tragic events in Toulouse and Montauban are here to remind us the challenges facing the Jewish community and the democratic societies. The 2 speakers, who are respected leaders of the Jewish Community in and in the <> will share their views on new steps and perspectives for the French Jewish community.

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