Statements made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson (Paris, March 25, 2014)

 

Iraq – Murder of a journalist (March 22, 2014)
Conclusions of the UN Commission on the Status of Women on the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for Women and Girls (March 22, 2014)



Iraq – Murder of a journalist (March 22, 2014)

France condemns the murder of Mohammed Badawi, the bureau chief of Radio Free Iraq, at a security checkpoint in Baghdad. It extends its condolences to his family and his colleagues.

France urges the Iraqi authorities to shed full light on this murder and to bring those responsible to justice.

It reaffirms its attachment to the freedom of the press and to the protection of journalists, who must be allowed to carry out their work safely throughout the world.

 

Conclusions of the UN Commission on the Status of Women on the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for Women and Girls (March 22, 2014)

France welcomes the adoption on March 22 by the UN Commission on the Status of Women, during its 58th session, of conclusions on the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for Women and Girls.

By calling for the adoption of a specific objective dedicated to gender equality, women’s rights and women’s empowerment in the next development agenda, the conclusions represent a key step in the negotiation of the post-2015 development agenda.

In addition, they reaffirm the need to eliminate violence against women, to ensure that women have equal access to resources and economic opportunities, and all decision-making processes. Lastly, they reaffirm the right of women to freely decide about their sexuality without discrimination or violence and their reproductive rights, and the need to ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health services.