Permanent member of the United Nations Security Council and nuclear-weapons State 1 according to the NPT, France has specific responsibilities for the preservation and the strengthening of international peace and security. France’s actions are carried out in strict accordance with the United Nations Chart and the natural right to individual or collective self-defence, which the Chart consecrates.
France acts in a multilateral framework and is guided by constant principles : acting for a safer world, improving peaceful relationships between States, preventing threats against peace, respecting the right to self-defence, refusing the armaments race and progress towards general and complete disarmament, respecting the principle of undiminished security for all.
– France is resolutely committed to an effective nuclear disarmament, specifically the entry into force of the Comprehensive nuclear Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) and the enactment of a treaty prohibiting the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons (FMCT)
– France fights actively against proliferation, by responding to the proliferation crisis, by strengthening of the international non-proliferation regime, and by preventing and impeding proliferative traffics
– France supports the responsible development of nuclear energy, with the highest safety and security standards respectful of the environment
1According to the article IX of the NPT, nuclear-weapons States are States which have made and successfully tested a nuclear weapon or any explosive nuclear device before the 1st of January of 1967