• 19 July 2018

    Building a lasting peace and combatting fragilities

    1.6 billion people live in States considered to be fragile for economic, political, security, societal or environmental reasons.

    Since these situations are sources of crises and conflicts, France is stepping up its work with a new strategy which was adopted by the Interministerial Committee for International Cooperation and Development (CICID)* in February 2018.

  • 7 May 2018

    Opening of the Visa Application Centre in Houston

    To better welcome the public and reduce waiting times, the Consulate General of France in Houston will outsource the collection of visa applications to VFS Global.

  • 8 March 2018

    France’s commitment to gender equality around the world

    Gender inequality continues to be an issue around the world, and has even worsened in some regions. To address this problem, France is enhancing the effectiveness and consistency of the gender actions in its development assistance and external action policies.

  • 13 February 2018

    Outsourcing of visa applications

    To better welcome the public and reduce waiting times, the Consulate General of France in Washington will outsource the collection of visa applications to VFS Global.

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