18 Facts About La Francophonie


Finally in 2005, the adoption of a new Charter of the Francophonie gives the name to the Agency of international Organisation of the Francophonie .

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La Francophonie was reelected on 29 September 2006, for a second mandate during the Summit of the Francophonie of Bucharest, and elected again in 2010 at the Summit of the Francophonie of Montreux for another mandate which ran until 31 December 2014.

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Secretary General of the La Francophonie is elected during the Summit, and serves as the spokesperson and the official representative internationally of the political actions of the La Francophonie.

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Summit, the highest authority in the La Francophonie, is held every two years and gathers the Heads of states and governments of all member countries of the International Organisation of the La Francophonie around themes of discussion.

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Objectives of the Parliamentary Assembly of the La Francophonie are to represent to the French-speaking authorities, the interests of the French-speaking communities, to promote the democracy, the rule of law and the respect of human rights.

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The Parliamentary Assembly of the La Francophonie is constituted by member sections representing 77 parliaments or interparliamentary organizations.

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Agency of the La Francophonie is the main operator of the cultural, scientific, technical, economic and legal cooperation programs decided at the Summits.

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International Organization of the Francophonie relies on five operating agencies to carry out its mandate: l'Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie ; TV5Monde; l'Association Internationale des Maires Francophones ; l'Association des Fonctionnaires Francophones des Organisations Internationales ; and l'Universite Senghor d'Alexandrie.

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International Organization of the La Francophonie leads political actions and multilateral cooperation according to the missions drawn by the Summits of the La Francophonie.

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Actions of the International Organization of the La Francophonie are scheduled over a period of four years and funded by contributions from its members.

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La Francophonie has been a pioneer in terms of the recognition of cultural diversity and dialogue of cultures.

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Similar to the Commonwealth of Nations, the La Francophonie has as its stated aims the promotion of democracy and human rights.

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La Francophonie intends to contribute significantly to promoting peace, democracy and support for the rule of law and human rights by focusing on prevention.

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La Francophonie has chosen to provide its member countries with access to the expertise of its extensive intergovernmental, institutional, academic and non-governmental network with a view to building national capacities, resolving conflict and providing support for ending crises.

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International Organization of the La Francophonie aims at connecting the various peoples using French as a common language through their knowledge.

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La Francophonie is committed to working towards sustainable development by supporting the improvement of economic governance, capacity building, cooperation and the search for common positions in major international negotiations.

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Xavier Deniau, founder of the Association des parlementaires de langue francaise and author of La Francophonie, expressed concern that the enlargement of the OIF to countries where French is practically nonexistent risks diluting the effectiveness of the organisation.

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Jacques Legendre, the French senate's rapporteur on the La Francophonie, expressed his concern that the OIF was becoming "a second-rate duplicate of the General Assembly of the UN".

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