Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie (APF)

Parliamentary Assembly of the French-Speaking World
Asamblea Parlamentaria de la Francofonia

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18 May 1967, Luxembourg, as Association internationale des parlementaires de langue française (AIPLF) -- International Association of French-Speaking Parliamentarians -- Asociación Internacional de Parlamentarios de Lengua Francesa, by Constituent Assembly. Following recognition of its vocation as the French-speaking interparliamentary organization by by Conférence au sommet des chefs d'Etat et de gouvernement des pays ayant le français en partage (Sommet de la Francophonie) May 1989, Dakar (Senegal), changed title to Assemblée internationale des parlementaires de langue française (AIPLF) -- International Assembly of French-Speaking Parliamentarians -- Asamblea Internacional de Parlamentarios de Lengua Francesa at General Assembly of July 1989, Paris (France). Subsequently recognized by 5th Summit, Oct 1993, Mauritius, as the consultative assembly of the French-speaking world. Following Summit of 1997, Hanoi (Vietnam), became an operating institution of the French-speaking world and modified statutes and modus operandi to comply with terms of Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) Charter and changed title to current title. Those changes were adopted July 1998, during Ordinary Assembly of Abidjan (Côte di'Ivoire). Registered in accordance with French Law.


Function as the democratic link between institutions and peoples of the French-speaking world; further the influence of the French language; contribute to the development and reciprocal understanding of cultures and civilizations of peoples habitually using the French language although not of French culture or civilization; promote cooperation and reinforce solidarity within the French-speaking community, respecting the right to development; promote democracy, the rule of law and individual rights, particularly within the French-speaking community; manage all issues of interest to the Parliamentary Assembly, particularly those related to current international politics, and transmit relevant information to authorities of the French-speaking world.

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Knowledge management/information dissemination; events/meetings; training/education. Gives: opinions and recommendations at Conférence ministérielle de la Francophonie (CMF) and Conseil permanent de la Francophonie (CPF).


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Consultative Status

International Labour Organization (ILO) (Special List).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 5 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 14 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 69 countries
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Subjects *

  • Government
    • Parliament
  • Language
    • Language Speaking

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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6. Sep 2018
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