The Permanent Mission [fr]
The French Mission represents France at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Its role is to monitor the activities of the UN to report them to the French authorities, and relay and defend France’s positions. The mission’s diplomats make sure that these positions are taken into account during negotiations in collaboration with our European partners notably.
Nearly 80 people, including 30 diplomats, work at the mission. The mission also includes an economic section responsible for assisting French companies with the UN tendering process and a military section which liaises between the military division of the UN Secretariat’s Department of Peacekeeping Operations and the French military authorities.