Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries

Communauté des pays de langue portugaise
Comunidade dos Paises de Lingua Portuguesa (CPLP)

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History

17 July 1996, Lisbon (Portugal), on signature of an agreement by Heads of State and Government of 7 countries. Headquarters in Lisbon.

Aims

Consolidate the national and multinational cultural identity of Portuguese-speaking countries; reflect the special character of their relationship and the experience of their fruitful concerted action and cooperation; enhance a progressively international assertion of Portuguese-speaking countries which, although geographically discontinuous, are identified by their common language; encourage development of parliamentary, economic and entrepreneurial cooperation; give new impetus to academic cooperation; mobilize efforts and resources to assist reconstruction and rehabilitation programmes; promote coordination of activities of public agencies and NGOs; promote measures to overcome problems of immigrant communities, to protect and preserve the environment and achieve sustainable development, to ensure full respect for human rights, to eradicate racism, racial discrimination and xenophobia, to improve living conditions of children, to strengthen the social condition of women and recognize their crucial role in society and to foster exchange of young people; reinforce linguistic, cultural and business links and promote political cooperation.

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Activities

Politics/policy/regulatory; capacity building; advocacy/lobbying/activism; events/meetings. Instrumental in setting up: Instituto Internacional de Lingua Portuguesa (IILP).

Structure

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Languages

Portuguese.

Staff

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 16 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 6 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 19 countries
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Type I Classification

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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Communities
  • Government
    • Intergovernmental Communities
  • Language
    • Language Speaking

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

UIA Org ID

D5661

Last News Received

24. Mar 2017
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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