Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF)

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1997-11-14 Hanoi Vietnam


Established at 7th Francophone Summit, on formalization of the existence of La Francophonie, following formulation of the intention at the first Summit, 1986, Paris (France). Merged with H-XC3983 - Agence intergouvernementale de La Francophonie, 23 Nov 2005, Antananarivo (Madagascar), finalizing the institutional restructurating.


As indicated in Article 1 of the 'Charte de la Francophonie' - Aware of the links created among members by their sharing of the French language and wishing to use these links in the service of peace, cooperation and development, assist in: installing and developing democracy; conflict prevention and maintaining the rule of law and human rights; increasing dialogue among cultures and civilizations; rapprochement among peoples through mutual understanding; reinforcing solidarity through multilateral cooperative activities in order to promote economic growth.


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I. Institutions of La Francophonie (3):

II. Secretary-General (elected by Summit for 4-year term) acts as political spokesman and official representative of the French-speaking Community.

III. Consultative Assembly: C-XC4331 - Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie (APF), also recognized as 'Assemblée consultative de La Francophonie'.

IV. Direct Operators of La Francophonie (4):

V. Permanent Ministerial Conferences (2):

VI. Regional Offices (6):

  • Bureau régional pour l'Afrique centrale et l'océan Indien (BRAC); Bureau régional pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest (BRAO); Bureau régional pour l'Asie et le Pacifique (BRAP); Bureau régional pour les pays de la Caraïbe (BRPC); Bureau régional pour les pays de l'Europe centrale et orientale (BRECO); Bureau régional pour l'océan Indien (BROI).

VII. Subsidiary organizations: (2):

VIII. Permanent Representations (4):

  • New York (RPNY); Geneva (RPG); European Union (RPUE); African Union (RPUA).

IX. Réseaux institutionnels de la Francophonie (RIF) - strategic partner network created 2002:


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GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



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