Commission de l'Océan Indien (COI)

Indian Ocean Commission (IOC)

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1982-12-21 Port Louis Mauritius


Established, by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles. General Cooperation Agreement signed 10 Jan 1984, Victoria (Seychelles). Comoros and France (for the overseas department of Réunion) subsequently joined the Commission on signature of protocols to the agreement, 7 Jan 1986, Port Louis (Mauritius). Additional protocol to the Victoria agreement signed 14 Apr 1989, Victoria (Seychelles).


Strengthen links among people of the South West Indian Ocean; improve their quality of life by developing cooperation, especially in diplomatic, economic development, social, cultural and technical sectors.


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Council - Conseil de la Commission de l'Océan Indien, prior to 1989 referred to as Meeting of Ministers - meets annually in ordinary session and comprises one representative or his designate of each Member State, appoints Secretary-General. Presidency (1-year) rotates among member countries. Permanent liaison organization in each Member State: Committee of Permanent Liaison Officers meets twice a year. Meeting of Experts (twice a year). Secretary-General. Technical Committees.


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GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities



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