African and Mauritian Common Organization

Organisation commune africaine et mauricienne (OCAM)

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History

Feb 1964, Nouakchott (Mauritania), as Afro-Malagasy Union for Economic Cooperation -- Union africaine et malgache de coopération économique (UAMCE), when Ministers of Foreign Affairs of ten French-speaking African States initialled a Charter drawn up following decision of Heads of State of African and Malagasy Union (Brazzaville Group), at their 6th Conference which ended on 10 Mar 1963, Dakar (Senegal). At the latter meeting it had been agreed to dissolve UAM, while keeping in existence certain specialized secretariats that had already started to function under UAM auspices. UAMCE was thus the successor to Afro-Malagasy Organization for Economic Cooperation -- Organisation africaine et malgache de coopération économique (OAMCE), which had been established at a meeting of African Heads of States, 15 Dec 1960, Brazzaville (Congo Brazzaville). At a meeting of Heads of Member States, 10-12 Feb 1965, Nouakchott, it was agreed to convert UAMCE into OCAM, with political as well as economic responsibilities. Charter, signed 27 June 1966, Tananarive, entered into force 28 Dec 1967. Subsequently, at the Summit Conference, 1974, Bangui (Central African Rep), the Heads of State decided that OCAM should leave political matters to other bodies and concentrate on pursuing its vocation by strengthening cooperation in other fields. Dissolved 1985.

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Activities

During its lifetime, instrumental in setting up:

 • Inter-State School of Hydraulic and Rural Engineering for Senior Technicians (ESTHER);

 • African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI);

 • African and Malagasy Sugar Council;

 • African and Mauritian Advanced Training Centre for Administrative Personnel (CAMPC);

 • African and Malagasy Council for Higher Education (CAMES);

 • African and Mauritian Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics (IAMSEA);

 • African and Mauritian Office for Law Research and Studies (BAMREL);

 • African School of Architecture and Town Planning (EAMAU);

 • African Posts and Telecommunications Union (APTU);

 • Agency for the Safety of Aerial Navigation in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA);

 • Fund for Promoting Scientific and Technical Research (FIRST);

 • African Fund for Guarantee and Economic Cooperation (FAGACE);

 • Inter-African Film Production Centre (CIPROFILM);

 • African Institute of Informatics (IAI);

 • African and Mauritian Bilingual Institute (IAMB);

 • Inter-State School of Rural Equipment Engineers (EIER);

 • Inter-State School of Veterinary Sciences and Medicine (EISMV);

 • Organization for the Development of African Tourism (ODTA).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 0 countries
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Subjects *

  • Solidarity
    • Cooperation

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

UIA Org ID

D0324

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