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French Government Information

Note: These links go to the English site, when available, for more complete information click the language link on the page for the French version of the page.

Overseas Collectivities of France

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Country Profiles

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Articles and Databases

  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Declassified Documents
    Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room. Enter "France" as the search term.
    • National Intelligence Council (NIC) Declassified Documents
      Database of intelligence reports, National Intelligence Estimates, and other publications produced by the National Intelligence Council or its predecessor organizations, the Office of National Estimates and the Office of Reports and Estimates since 1946.
  • Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports CU
    The Congressional Research Service (CRS), the research arm of Congress, prepares reports (usually under 20 pages long) on topics of interest to members of Congress. Enter "France" as the search term.
  • Declassified Documents Reference System CU
    Search this database to find declassified documents related to France.
  • Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
    Department of Defense Scientific and Technical Reports Collection provides access to citations to unclassified unlimited documents that have been entered into DTIC's Technical Reports (TR) Database, as well as the electronic full-text of many of these documents.
  • Digital National Security Archive CU
    Database of primary declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions.
  • EUR-Lex
    Free database provides access to European Union treaties, legislation, case-law, parliamentary questions, legislative proposals, the Official Journal of the European Union, and the European Court Reports.
  • Eurostat
    Statistical data and publications from the European Commission.
  • Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST)
    An integrated database containing information on armed conflicts and peace keeping, arms production and trade, military expenditure, armed forces and weapons.
  • Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)
    "Public database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations."
  • Human Rights Watch - France
    News and reports related to human rights.
  • International Area Studies Europe CU
    Collection of databases from the University of Colorado covering Europe.
  • International Area Studies General CU
    Collection of general databases from the University of Colorado covering international issues.
  • International Area Studies Statistics CU
    Collection of international statistics databases from the University of Colorado.
  • LexisNexis Academic Country & Region Reports CU
    News, country briefings, and country risk guides. Filter by country or choose "Country & Region Reports" from publication type.
  • OECDiLibrary CU
    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) online collection of statistical databases, books and periodicals.
  • UNdata
    UNdata provides a single entry point allowing users to search and download numerous statistical resources of the United Nations System.
  • World dataBank
    Contains data from the World Bank, including the World Development Indicators & Global Development Finance, Gender Statistics, Education Statistics, Health Nutrition and Population Statistics, African Development Indicators, Global Economic Monitor, and Millennium Development Goals. Users can select variables (some going as far back as 1960) to create customized tables, charts, maps, and reports.
  • WHO/Europe Databases
    Databases of national health statistics and other data on the health situation in European countries.
  • Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (WITS)
    WITS is the National Counterterrorism Center's database of terrorist incidents.

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Diplomatic Relations
Diplomacy, Programs and Aid

  • Council of Europe and France
    "Founded in 1949, the Council of Europe seeks to develop throughout Europe common and democratic principles based on the European Convention on Human Rights and other reference texts on the protection of individuals." There are 47 member states.
  • Embassy of France in Washington, DC
    Diplomatic representation of France in the United States.
  • Embassy of the United States in Paris, France
    Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in France.
  • European Commission Representation in France (in French only)
    Country site for the European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union.
  • Group of Eight (G-8) Information Centre
    The G8 is an international forum for the governments of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States.
  • Group of Twenty (G-20)
    The G-20 is a group of 19 of the world's largest economies and the European Union. The G-20 is an informal forum that promotes open and constructive discussion between industrial and emerging-market countries on key issues related to global economic stability.
  • NATO Member Country
    France is a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), an alliance of 26 countries from North America and Europe committed to fulfilling the North Atlantic Treaty signed on April 4, 1949.
  • Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations
    Website of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.
  • ReliefWeb - France
    ReliefWeb, administered by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides news, documents, maps, and background information on emergency assistance by country.
  • UNHCR
    News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Select France from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.
  • United Nations Division for Sustainable Development - France
    Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.
  • U.S. Department of State - France
    U.S.-French relations, diplomacy, and country background notes.
    • Background Notes - France
      Provides country background and foreign policy information for the American public from the Department of State's Bureau of Public Affairs.
  • World Bank - France (in French only)
    World Bank data, projects, and research in France.
  • World Trade Organization - France
    Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for member countries.

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Health

  • UNAIDS - France
    Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.
  • WHO - France
    Information and statistics on the status of public health in France from the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • WHO/Europe
    Official site of the World Health Organization Europe (WHO/Europe).   

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Peacekeeping and Military Information

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Resources in the Catalog

For additional foreign information, arranged by subject, try the Subject Page.

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