The 3rd Territorial Coordination Committee of PROTEGE took place on April 30th under the chairmanship of Thierry Santa, President of the 16th Government.
11 mai 2021

The Oceanian Regional Project of Territories for the Sustainable Management of Ecosystems (PROTEGE) was showcased during  Europe Day, relayed in New Caledonia on May 10. A week before, the third territorial coordination committee noted the good implementation of the program funded by the European Union.

In person or by videoconference, many entrepreneurs participated in the event organized in Brisbane.
04 mai 2021

New Caledonia was in the spotlight at the "New-Caledonia Energy and Mining Update" hybrid press conference organized by the French-Australian Chamber of Commerce (FACCI). The event gathered more than 60 participants, including a majority of Australian entrepreneurs, on Wednesday April 28 in Brisbane.

Nineteen countries and territories in the Pacific are eligible for the Kiwa Initiative, including the three French communities: New Caledonia, French Polynesia and Wallis and Futuna (© What Took You So Long | RESCCUE | SPC)
04 mai 2021

New Caledonia is eligible for the Kiwa Initiative, implemented by the French Development Agency (AFD). A new call for ideas has been launched to finance and support regional projects related to climate change adaptation and biodiversity protection. Applications can be submitted on the Kiwa Initiative website until September 15, 2021. 

From left to right: Craig Strong, President and CEO of Investment Fidji, René Consolo, Chargé dAffaires at the French Embassy in Fiji, Faiyaz Koya, Fijian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Transportation, Rose Wete, Official Representative of New Caledonia
09 avril 2021

Investment Fiji and New Caledonia Trade & Invest (NCT&I) launched their first virtual trade fair, the "Fiji - New Caledonia E-Trade expo" on Wednesday April 7. Supported by the governments of New Caledonia and Fiji and France, this initiative aims to explore trade and economic opportunities between the two archipelagos.

Equipment delivered on Tuesday, March 30, will help Papua New Guinea, long spared from Covid-19, combat the recent emergence of positive cases
01 avril 2021

As a part of  the FRANZ cooperation agreement, the New Caledonian Armed Forces have sent sixty tents to Papua New Guinea. This equipment, which comes from the stock of the support and crisis center and is managed in Noumea by the French Red Cross, will be used to manage the Covid-19 epidemic that has been sweeping the country since March.

New Caledonia shared its desire to "reunite the European family around common economic objectives".
15 décembre 2020

The 18th annual Forum between the European Union and the overseas countries and territories took place on Friday morning. The President of the Government of New Caledonia, Thierry Santa, was represented by the Head of the Cooperation and External Relations Department, François Behue.

The meeting was held at Campbell High School in Canberra.
10 décembre 2020

Strengthening cooperation between New Caledonia and Australia in the field of education, training and school exchanges is the objective of the videoconference held on December 3, at the initiative of the delegation for New Caledonia in Australia.

Jean-Pierre Djaïwé, New Caledonia's  Minister for in charge of Environmental Issues, had the honor of reading the Vemööre Declaration, from the Headquarters of the Pacific Community in Nouméa.
30 novembre 2020

Mission accomplished for the 10th Pacific Island Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas with the adoption on November 26 of the Vemööre Declaration, a first in the history of this event. This text is accompanied by commitments and recommendations to international leaders.

François Behue has already worked in the Pacific region, between 2007 and 2009, as chargé de mission to the Prefect of Wallis and Futuna for territorial, European and regional affairs (© Peter Tandt).
23 novembre 2020

Dedicated in particular to the implementation of New Caledonia's regional policy, the Regional Cooperation and External Relations Department is placed under the authority of the President of the Government, Thierry Santa, who wishes to strengthen New Caledonia's integration in the Pacific.

Meeting in session on Wednesday 18 November, the elected representatives of Congress adopted the draft resolution authorizing the President of the Government Thierry Santa to sign the amendment to the special agreement.
20 novembre 2020

Initiated in November 2019, the draft amendment to the Special Agreement linking France, New Caledonia and Wallis and Futuna is about to become a reality. The Congress has authorized the President of the Government to negotiate and sign this rider, which should breathe new life into the cooperation between the two collectivities.

The jury met to examine the numerous entries.
02 juillet 2020

Launched in schools last February, the drawing competition organized to celebrate 50 years of "La Francophonie" has progressed to a new stage. The jury composed of representatives from the Government and the Postal and Telecommunication Service (OPT-NC) has selected the winning entries which will be reproduced on a stamp, an envelope and a postcard.

Christopher Gygès gave a speech to promote New Caledonia's energy transition during the FACCI Conference

The economic diplomacy mission to Australia led by Christopher Gygès , Minister for the Economy and Trade opens perspectives for  a closer and more pragmatic cooperation . The goal is to sign trade agreements with Australian States, starting with Queensland.