On 12 November at the UNESCO Internet Governance Forum (IGF), President Macron launched the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace. This high-level declaration on developing common principles for securing cyberspace has already received the backing of many States, as well as private companies and civil society organizations.
The French embassy, in collaboration with the Alliance Francaise and the Centre for French Teaching and Documentation (CFTD), has been working to promote proficiency in the language among French teachers. It is with this objective in mind that the French Embassy arranged 2 training sessions in Abuja and Ibadan between the 22nd of October and the 2nd of November as part of a 2-year long program.
Commemoration of the Armistice of 11 November 1918: more than 60 Heads of State and Government to meet in Paris
During the First World War, men from around the world lost their lives on battlefields in northern and eastern France.
On 11 November 2018, more than 120 foreign dignitaries will meet in Paris to remember 1918 and consider the ways in which lessons learned during the war and over the past 100 years can help reshape today’s world.
For the first session of the Paris Peace Forum, dignitaries will work with members of civil society to develop innovative solutions that help rebuild multilateralism.
The first Paris Peace Forum will be held from 11 to 13 November 2018.
In response to the rising tensions in today’s world, the Forum is designed to be the annual meeting for projects, ideas and initiatives which effectively contribute to better international cooperation on the key global issues, fairer and more equitable globalization and a more effective multilateral system. Many Heads of State and Government, representatives from the major international organizations and stakeholders from civil society are expected to be among the several thousands of participants. Some 119 projects will be presented at the event.
On Wednesday the 24th of October, the Ambassador of France in Nigeria, H.E. Jérôme Pasquier, joined the Global Fund delegation and its new executive Director, Peter Sands, for a field visit.
ECOWAS, in partnership with the CILSS and Expertise France, launches the “Global Climate Change Alliance Plus” (GCCA+ / 2018-2022, 12.1 M€) regional project to support the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement in West Africa.
From Monday October 15th, 2018, visa applicants will have to go to VFS Global new premises :
Sterling Bank Plaza, 3rd Floor, Plot 1083
Muhammadu Buhari Way, Central Business District
Abuja FCT Nigeria
Deadline for application : October 15, 2018
In 2018, the year marking the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 20th anniversary of the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders, the National Consultative Commission on Human Rights chose to honour personalities and the organizations renowned in their country, for the defence and the promotion of human rights.
President Macron sends his warm wishes to Nigerian authorities and the Nigerian People.
On September 26th the Embassy of France and the Institut français du Nigéria organised a documentary screening within the framework of the European Union Climate Diplomacy Week 2018 and in collaboration with the Yar’Adua Foundation. The documentary screened was “Swallow: Food Security in Nigeria’s Changing Climate”
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