Comunidade dos Paises de Lingua Portuguesa (CPLP)

Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries
Communauté des pays de langue portugaise

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1996-07-17 Lisbon Portugal


Founded on signature of an agreement by Heads of State and Government of 7 countries. Headquarters in Lisbon.


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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Conference of Heads of State and Government (highest organ; meets every 2 years); Council of Ministers (meeting once a year) comprises Foreign Affairs and/or External Relations Ministers of all member states; Executive Secretariat. In 2002 were added: Sectoral Ministerial Meetings; Copoeration Focal Points Meeting. Since 2005, also includes: E-XK2358 - Instituto Internacional de Lingua Portuguesa (IILP). Established 2007: E-AA3040 - Assembleia Parlamentar da Comunidade dos Países de Língua Portuguesa (AP-CPLP).


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GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities



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