France
  • UNESCO hosts youth conference on how to save the planet
    14 may 2018 05:33:30
    Paris, France (PANA) - Some 70 selected young leaders from over 60 countries have gathered at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France, for a conference aimed at promoting Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).Full text...
  • UNESCO celebrates 1st International Day of Light
    12 may 2018 08:31:16
    Paris, France (PANA) - UNESCO will welcome leading scientists on 16 May, 2018, for the First edition of the International Day of Light, as it celebrates the role light plays in "our" daily lives. Full text...
  • FIFA U-20 WWC: FIFA names 2 Africans, 13 others as referees for France 2018
    09 may 2018 14:49:23
    Paris, France (PANA) - The FIFA Referees Committee has appointed 15 female referees, including two Africans, and 30 female assistant referees, among them 4 Africans, to officiate at the upcoming FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup, France 2018. Full text...
  • UK finances microcredit project in Libya
    03 may 2018 14:21:18
    Paris, France (PANA) – The government of the United Kingdom and Expertise France, France’s international technical expertise agency, have signed a deal to set up jointly the first microcredit agency in Libya, official sources told PANA on Thursday in Paris. Full text...
  • Youth to combat violent extremism in Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia
    25 april 2018 04:42:59
    Paris, France (PANA) - With one in four of the world’s 1.2 billion youth affected by some sort of violence or armed conflict, the United Nations on Tuesday launched a project to support new, youth-driven initiatives in education, science, culture and the media to prevent violent extremism in Jordan, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia Full text...
  • Imprisoned Egyptian photojournalist to receive UN press freedom prize
    24 april 2018 05:35:18
    Paris, France (PANA) - A photojournalist who has been in jail for nearly five years after being arrested for covering a demonstration in Cairo has been selected to receive this year’s press freedom prize from the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Full text...
  • The world celebrates World Book and Copyright Day
    23 april 2018 11:52:23
    Paris, France (PANA) - The World Book and Copyright Day, observed across the world on 23 April, is a celebration to promote the enjoyment of books and reading, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), said on Monday. Full text...
  • UNESCO, partner launch project to tackle violent extremism in Jordan, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia
    22 april 2018 11:14:42
    Paris, France (PANA) - UNESCO and the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) will launch a two-year project on “Prevention of Violent Extremism through Youth Empowerment in Jordan, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia” with an event at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, on Tuesday, 24 April. Full text...
  • Amnesty pushes for victims’ rights at OECD Minerals Forum
    18 april 2018 08:29:29
    Paris, France (PANA) - Human rights group, Amnesty International, has urged zero tolerance for companies who continue to profit from human rights abuses in cobalt mines, ahead of the 12th Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains, which is taking place in Paris between 17-20 April. Full text...
  • South Africa, France complete satellite project
    17 april 2018 16:08:17
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) and the French South African Institute of Technology (F’Sati) have teamed up to construct and launch Africa’s biggest and most advanced cube satellite.Full text...
  • UNESCO condemns killing of guards in Virunga National Park
    11 april 2018 06:45:24
    Paris, France (PANA) - The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, on Tuesday condemned the deadly attack perpetrated on 9 April against staff of the Virunga National Park in which six guards and their driver died.Full text...
  • UNESCO, partners move to promote women's football internationally
    28 march 2018 15:38:42
    Paris, France (PANA) - In the spirit of the approaching FIFA Women’s World Cup, to be held in France in June 2019, UNESCO, together with the French National Union of Professional Footballers (l’Union nationale des footballeurs professionnels – UNFP) and the French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (IRIS), will work together to advance the promotion of women’s football on the world stage. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC: Draw held for tournament
    08 march 2018 17:38:59
    Paris, France (PANA) - Hosts France will clash with Ghana in the opening match of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup (France 2018) in Vannes on 5 August, according to the draw held on Thursday. Full text...
  • Sudan urges France to persuade rebels to join peace process
    07 march 2018 13:59:32
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Sudanese government has asked France to use its international influence to persuade the Sudanese rebel movements into positively joining the peace efforts in Sudan. Full text...
  • Despite decades-long effort, one-in-five children worldwide out of school – UNESCO
    02 march 2018 20:22:57
    Paris, France (PANA) - Updated data reveals that some 263 million – one-in-five – children, adolescents and youth worldwide are out school, a figure that has barely changed over the past five years, according to a new United Nations cultural agency report. Full text...
  • IMF, Banque de France sign US$2.9 billion agreement to support lending to LICs
    22 february 2018 09:18:51
    Washington, US (PANA) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF), as Trustee of the Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust (PRGT), and the Banque de France have signed a borrowing agreement through which France will provide up to US$2.9 billion (SDR 2 billion) in new loan resources for the PRGT benefitting the IMF’s low-income member countries (LICs). Full text...
  • ‘Our values, beliefs and identity’ are embedded within language - UNESCO
    21 february 2018 21:39:31
    Paris, France (PANA) - Every two weeks, one of the world’s languages disappears, along with the human history and cultural heritage that accompanies it, the chief of the United Nations cultural agency warned on Wednesday, calling for greater efforts to preserve and promote mother languages and indigenous languages, to bolster inclusion, diversity and ultimately, sustainable development. Full text...
  • Liberian President Weah visits France
    19 february 2018 19:11:39
    Paris, France (PANA) – Liberian President George Weah on Wednesday starts a four-day official visit to France during which he will hold discussion with French authorities on bilateral relations, focusing particularly on economic development and youth employment, official sources told PANA in Paris.Full text...
  • French research institutes, FAO strengthen collaboration
    17 february 2018 05:28:15
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and four major French research and high-level education institutions have agreed to increase joint efforts to develop innovative food security and environment-sensitive approaches that contribute to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda. Full text...
  • French Sports minister arrives in Rwanda on 3-day visit
    16 february 2018 18:13:35
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - France's sports minister Laura Flessel-Colovic arrived in Kigali on Friday on a three-day visit to Rwanda aimed at exploring bilateral ties. Full text...
  • US$46 billion in productivity lost to cancer in major emerging economies (A WHO Feature)
    04 february 2018 01:31:15
    Lyon, France, (PANA) – A new study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology evaluates for the first time the cost of productivity lost due to premature cancer deaths in several major emerging economies. Full text...
  • France has role to play to restore stability to Libya, says Macron
    01 february 2018 12:07:44
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - French president Emmanuel Macron says his county has a role to play to restore stability to Libya.Full text...
  • French president expected Thursday in Dakar
    31 january 2018 16:02:53
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The French president, Emmanuel Macron, is expected in Dakar on Thursday for a two-day official visit to Senegal, within the framework of a tour of some African countries which which began on Wednesday with a two-day visit to Tunisia. Full text...
  • UNESCO to award 2018 UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance, Non-Violence
    20 january 2018 15:01:28
    Paris, France (PANA) - UNESCO has invited governmental and non-governmental entities, civil society actors and individuals active in strengthening foundations for peace and tolerance to propose candidates for the 2018 UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence. Full text...
  • UNESCO advocates for 'Quality Education for All in Africa'
    20 january 2018 08:24:10
    Paris, France (PANA) - UNESCO Director-General, Audrey Azoulay, has advocated for education as a priority investment for sustainable development in Africa. Full text...
  • Kagame meets former French president Sarkozy in Kigali
    15 january 2018 17:48:00
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Monday met former French president Nicolas Sarkozy who is on a private visit to the country, an official source confirmed to PANA in Kigali. Full text...
  • UN urges comprehensive approach to sexuality education
    10 january 2018 19:08:36
    Paris, France (PANA) - Close to 10 years after its first edition, a fully updated International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education published on Wednesday by UNESCO advocates quality comprehensive sexuality education to promote health and well-being, respect for human rights and gender equality, and empowers children and young people to lead healthy, safe and productive lives. Full text...
  • UNESCO, France censure racism in sport
    09 january 2018 11:48:42
    Paris, France (PANA) – UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay and France’s Minister of Sport, Laura Flessel, have in a joint declaration condemned the racist slurs that clouded the world of football over the weekend. Full text...
  • UNESCO chief 'deeply regrets' Israel's decision to withdraw from agency
    30 december 2017 04:24:08
    Paris, France (PANA) – The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has voiced “deep regret” over Israel's decision to withdraw from the agency. Full text...
  • UNESCO-backed study finds ‘no clear evidence’ social media lead to violent behaviour
    29 december 2017 18:48:23
    Paris, France (PANA) – Violent extremists use the Internet to attract younger audiences, to disseminate content and to foster direct dialogue with young people, a United Nations agency-backed study found, but more research is needed to find out if social media has an effective role in radicalization. Full text...
  • France signs landmark US$ 253m loan agreement to boost African Development Fund
    26 december 2017 15:48:11
    Paris, France (PANA) - The African Development Fund (ADF) has signed a significant concessional donor loan agreement with the Government of France to the tune of US$ 253 million as support for the 14th replenishment of the Fund. Full text...
  • Rwandan officials slam French judges' decision to close probe into assassination of former Rwandan President
    21 december 2017 14:43:44
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The Rwandan State Minister in charge of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and East African Community, Olivier Nduhungirehe, on Thursday described the decision by French anti-terror judges to end an investigation into the missile attack on a plane that killed former Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana, as a distraction from the role of French officials in the genocide perpetrated against the Tutsi.Full text...
  • France, FAO renew partnership on sustainable agriculture, climate change
    13 december 2017 11:10:09
    Paris, France (PANA) - France and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) have renewed the blueprint for their collaboration, putting climate change, sustainable agriculture, the eradication of hunger, rural development and efficient use of natural resources at the center of their joint strategic actions in coming years. Full text...
  • New report says France provided safe haven to Rwandan genocide suspects
    13 december 2017 09:08:19
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - French officials provided safe haven to Rwandan genocide suspects and obstructed attempts to bring them to justice at various points during the 23 years since the genocide in the country, a Rwandan government-backed report has said.Full text...
  • Time running out for construction sector to cut energy use, meet climate goals – UN
    13 december 2017 06:47:20
    Paris, France (PANA) – The clock is ticking on efforts to reform the buildings and construction sector's energy performance and keep the Paris Agreement on track, new United Nations-backed research revealed on Tuesday. Full text...
  • Green business key to winning war on climate change – UN chief
    12 december 2017 19:52:06
    Paris, France (PANA) – Those who fail to bet on a green economy will be living in a grey future, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned on Tuesday, calling for greater ambition by governments, civil society, the private sector and finance partners to help tackle the global climate challenge. Full text...
  • Buhari to attend One Planet Summit in Paris
    10 december 2017 13:31:51
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari will participate, alongside over 50 world leaders, in the One Planet Summit in Paris, France, taking place on Tuesday. Full text...
  • UN designates 2021-2030 ‘Decade of Ocean Science’
    06 december 2017 22:12:20
    Paris, France (PANA) – The United Nations on Wednesday designated the years 2021 to 2030 as the ‘Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development’ to boost international coordination and cooperation in research and scientific programmes for better management of ocean and coastal zone resources and reducing maritime risks. Full text...
  • Young students getting better at reading, finds international study
    05 december 2017 21:35:15
    Paris, France (PANA) – Reading literacy levels are on the rise across the globe, giving young students a set of strong skills to serve them in their futures as well as contributing to the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular those related to inclusive and quality education. Full text...
  • Ghana's president calls for renewed ties with France
    30 november 2017 18:17:09
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said on Thursday that his country stands ready to renew and deepen its ties with France, for the progress and prosperity of their peoples. Full text...
  • French President Macron arrives in Ghana
    30 november 2017 14:59:04
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - French President Emmanuel Macron arrived Accra on Thursday for a day's official visit to Ghana on the final leg of a three-nation tour of West Africa that has already taken him to Burkina Faso and Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...
  • UNESCO chief calls for investigation into killing of Nigerian photographer
    28 november 2017 21:40:58
    Paris, France (PANA) – The head of the United Nations agency defending press freedom on Tuesday denounced the killing of a Nigerian photographer, calling for an investigation into the incident. Full text...
  • French President Macron arrives in Burkina Faso
    28 november 2017 10:16:50
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - French President Emmanuel Macron arrived on Monday evening in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on first stage of an African tour which will also take him to Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana.Full text...
  • 'Science and technology can help tackle key sustainable development challenges'
    10 november 2017 20:06:51
    Paris, France (PANA) – Integrated science is essential to strengthen water management, sustainably use the oceans and tackle climate change, the head of the United Nations cultural agency said on World Science Day for Peace and Development. Full text...
  • Journalism under fire amid rise of ‘fake news’, social media-driven echo chambers – UNESCO
    07 november 2017 06:42:44
    Paris, France (PANA) – The media industry, which remains the primary source of news and information in the digital age, faces both vast opportunities and steep challenges, the United Nations cultural agency said on Monday in its flagship analysis of new trends in media freedom, pluralism, independence and the safety of journalists. Full text...
  • 'Injustice against journalists costly for society,' says UNESCO chief
    02 november 2017 19:43:34
    Paris, France (PANA) – Justice must be done for the murder of journalists, who perform important functions in taking forward fundamental freedoms and bolstering the strength of societies, a senior United Nations official said on Thursday, marking the International Day to end impunity for crimes against them. Full text...
  • UNESCO Member States set to approve programme, budget and appoint new DG
    28 october 2017 14:10:04
    Paris, France (PANA) - UNESCO’s General Conference, taking place in Paris, France, from 30 October to 14 November, will bring together all of the Organization’s 195 Member States to its 39th session to approve the Organization’s budget and the direction of its programmes and activities for the next two years. Full text...
  • UNESCO calls for synergy in education management
    24 october 2017 19:52:21
    Paris, France (PANA) - The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has warned governments against blaming teachers for poor performance of students in examinations, saying quality education is a result of complex processes. Full text...
  • Rwanda recalls ambassador over new investigation by French judge on 1994 genocide
    24 october 2017 13:57:24
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda has recalled its ambassador to France, Jacques Kabale, signaling that it might break diplomatic relations with Paris over a row on a new investigation by French judges.Full text...
  • AFD to strengthen cooperation with Tunisia on renewable energy sources
    20 october 2017 08:37:11
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The head of the economic division of Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the French Dvelopment Agency, Gael Giraud, has said that the organisation would strengthen its cooperation with Tunisia in the domain of renewable energy sources and transition. Full text...

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