Order Of August 24, 2009, On The Organisation Of The Delegation For Strategic Affairs

Original Language Title: Arrêté du 24 août 2009 portant organisation de la délégation aux affaires stratégiques

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JORF n ° 0197 August 27, 2009, text no. 66, August 24, 2009 order on the organisation of the delegation for Strategic Affairs NOR: DEFD0916324A ELI: http://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/eli/arrete/2009/8/24/DEFD0916324A/jo/texte the Minister of defence, given the code of defense;
See Decree No. 64-726 16 July 1964 changed relative to the powers, the General Organization and the functioning of the general control of the armies;
See Decree No. 92-524 16 June 1992 amended establishing the delegation for Strategic Affairs of the Ministry of defence, stop: Article 1 more on this article...

For the exercise of its powers defined by the Decree of 16 June 1992 referred to above, the delegation for Strategic Affairs includes: ― the Subdirectorate of Euro-Atlantic issues.
― the Subdirectorate of regional issues;
― the proliferation and control branch;
― the office "defence policy";
― the office "prospective studies and communication;
― the management Management Office;
― the office "administration and support.


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The Director responsible for Strategic Affairs is assisted by a Deputy Director and assistants in charge of areas of specific studies, has several branches and the administration of the delegation. In case of absence or impediment, it is replaced by the Deputy Director, or by one of the deputies.


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I. ― Euro-Atlantic issues branch follows the set of bilateral and multilateral issues interesting architecture European and transatlantic security and the maintenance of peace.
She appreciates the evolution of reflection and strategic choices regarding the European Union and the Organization of the Treaty of the North Atlantic and their member countries.
It is responsible, in conjunction with relevant agencies of the General staff of the armed forces and of the delegation General for armament, the follow-up of the bilateral and multilateral policy the European security and defence, the Atlantic Alliance, the United Nations and the Organization for security and cooperation in Europe negotiations.
It participates in the development of bilateral relations with the countries of the Euro-Atlantic zone defence.
It prepares the contributions of the Department to dialogue with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the definition of the French positions on the themes which she is piloting within the Ministry of defence. It provides information to the Minister, prepares his bilateral talks and its participation in international meetings.
II. - The Subdirectorate of the Euro-Atlantic issues includes: ― the office "Atlantic Alliance";
― the office "European policy";
― the office "relations bilateral and regional of the Euro-Atlantic area."


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I. ― the Subdirectorate of regional issues is responsible for analysis and prospective strategic countries and international organizations in geographical areas other than Europe and North America. It follows the issues of bilateral defense cooperation with countries in these regions as well as the maintenance of peace.
It prepares the contributions of the Department to dialogue with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the definition of the French positions on the themes which she is piloting within the Ministry of defence. It provides information to the Minister, prepares his bilateral talks and its participation in international meetings.
II. - The Subdirectorate of regional issues include: ― the office "Maghreb, Middle East and Middle East."
― the office "sub-Saharan Africa";
― the office 'Asia-Pacific ';
― the office "Russia and new independent States";
― the office "Latin America".


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I. ― the Subdirectorate of the proliferation and control is loaded, in the field of exports of war material and related and dual-use civilian and military property, of: ― coordinating the review of applications submitted to the interministerial commission for the study of exports of war material as well as requests for licensing of export of goods and technologies with dual civilian and military use.
— participate in the work on the evolution of the technical content of the regulation and, where appropriate, coordinate;
― participate in efforts to improve the effectiveness of arms exports control procedures, including the use of the information system for the treatment of export applications, and offers any measure in this sense;
― attend negotiations for the France international commitments and, where appropriate, represent the Department;
— participate in the implementation of selected policies and ensure their implementation.
She pilot action by the Ministry of defence in the areas of fight against proliferation, disarmament and arms control in the field of non-conventional arms.
She led studies on: ― the development of critical technologies for the defense and their impact on weapons systems and operational concepts;
― the international developments in the field of the defence industries and of strategic resources.
It prepares the contributions of the Department to dialogue with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the definition of the French positions on the themes which she is piloting within the Ministry of defence. It provides information to the Minister, prepares his bilateral talks and its participation in international meetings.
II. - The Subdirectorate of the proliferation and control includes: ― the office "sensitive transfer controls;
― the office "fight against proliferation and disarmament";
― the office ' prospective technological and operational, industrial analysis.


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'Defence policy' office is involved in the definition and implementation of defence policy. He is responsible for studies related to the updating of the strategic context and participates in the work of development of the strategic and capability of the Department.
It follows the evolution of thinking and the decisions of the Organization of the United Nations.


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The office "prospective studies and communication" is responsible: ― to ensure the coherence of foresight within the Department and coordinate, in this area, the position and the representation of the Department in interdepartmental and international trade;
― to coordinate the implementation of the prospective studies of defence;
— relations with french and foreign research institutes;
― to drive the actions of communication of the delegation.


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Management Management Office assists the Director responsible for Strategic Affairs in charge of program manager.
It is responsible: ― prepare the budgetary documents associated with the finance laws;
― to develop budgets, track management and prepare the arbitrations to be submitted to the program manager;
― establishing resource management decisions;
― to ensure the monitoring of the functioning of the program.


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I. ― the 'administration and support' office keeps track of the management of civilian and military personnel assigned to the delegation, in liaison with concerned agencies of personnel management.
It deals with the whole of the administrative and financial issues concerning the delegation.
He is responsible of the collection, treatment and conservation of the information relating to the areas of activity of the delegation.
II. - The Office 'administration and support' consists of: ― the personnel section;
― the financial and General Affairs section;
― the "reserved" section
― the section "mail";
― the computer cell;
― the archives and documentation centre.


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The delegation for Strategic Affairs is supported, in terms of human and financial resources by central government agencies designated by the Minister of defence.
It benefits from the financial support of the Ministry agencies concerned with its work.


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The Decree of 17 December 1992 on the organisation of the delegation for Strategic Affairs and the Decree of 10 January 2006 on the Organization of the subdirectorates of the delegation for Strategic Affairs are repealed.


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The Director responsible for Strategic Affairs is responsible for the execution of this order, which will be published in the Official Journal of the French Republic.


Done at Paris, on August 24, 2009.
Hervé Morin

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