Orange Night at the French Residence in Suva

Orange Night at the French Residence in Suva

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Today is the last day of the “16 days of activism” that we close with this "Orange Night". It is also International Day of Human Rights and I think it’s a very meaningful coincidence because defending women’s rights, promoting gender equality and combating gender-based violence are some of the key priorities for France’s diplomatic efforts to promote and protect human rights.

France is particularly committed to the implementation and compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

France, which is the fourth development aid donor in the world by volume, adopted a new strategy "Gender and Development" promoting the equality between men and women in all our assistance projects.

It is also important for France, as a South Pacific country, to develop concrete cooperation projects in the region, involving our territories. This is why the visit to Fiji of the delegation of the Mission for Women (Mission de la Femme) of the Northern Province of New Caledonia is particularly important.

Fiji decided to face the issue of violence against women and girls and women empowerment by implementing a very active policy. New Caledonia is also aware of the issue and tackling it and I very much hope that your exchanges during this visit, dear Ms. Oudare, will lead to concrete cooperation projects.

You can also read Ambassador Djokovic’s speech here :

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The Embassy of France in Suva hosted an Orange Night cocktail event last night (Dec 10) at the Residence to mark the end...

Publié par France In Fiji sur mercredi 10 décembre 2014

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Published on 11/12/2014

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