French Action on Non-proliferation – Key Figures

30 million euros

was France’s total contribution to the IAEA budget in 2015. It can be broken down as follows :

  • € 20 million to the regular budget,
  • € 5 million in voluntary contributions,
  • € 4.2 million to other budgets (financial contributions and staff).

France is the 5th largest contributor to the IAEA budget.

5 million euros

France contributed an estimated € 5 million in 2013 in voluntary contributions (financial and in kind) to the IAEA under the French Support Programme for IAEA Safeguards, the Nuclear Security Fund, programmes linked to peaceful uses of nuclear energy, etc.


is the share of the IAEA budget represented by France’s mandatory contribution.

25 million euros

is the amount the European Union contributes to the fuel bank project under the auspices of the IAEA.


Inspections relating to international control of nuclear material concerning French facilities under the Euratom treaty and within the framework of the IAEA in 2013, corresponding to an inspection effort of 1475 men.days.

22 UNSC resolutions

condemning nuclear proliferation since 2004, France voted to pass all of them.

92 States

France has given negative security assurances to 92 States in protocols to treaties establishing zones free of nuclear weapons.


ISRN inspection missions relating to national control of nuclear material 2011 (152 in 2010).


civil servants trained regarding non-proliferation issues over the past ten years. France is going to contribute to the high-level training for EU Member States consistent with the new lines for action by the European Union in combating the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems.

100,000 euros

is the amount France contributed to the fund for the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs in support of the 1540 Committee as part of EU participation in 2006 and 2008. (The EU adopted two joint actions amounting to € 475,000 and € 175,000 in 2008 and 2006 respectively, for a total of € 650,000).