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La Francophonie
The Francophonie flag

The Francophonie flag, symbolising the five continents, was adopted in 1987 on Niger's suggestion Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_La_Francophonie. ...

Official languages French
Executive Secretariat Abdou Diouf (since 2002)
Established 1970.
Member states 49
(plus 4 associate members and 10 observers)
Headquarters Paris, France
Official site Official site of La Francophonie
(in French)

La Francophonie (formally l'Organisation internationale de la Francophonie), a French language term coined in 1880 by French geographer Onésime Reclus, brother of Elisée Reclus, to designate the community of people and countries using French, is an international organisation of and governments. Forty-nine states and governments are members of the organisation, four others are associate members, and ten additional states are invited observers of its Summits. Few of the member states are majority French-speaking aside from France, its overseas possessions and sub-national members. In several other member states French functions as a common language. In several others French has little current presence and the links are mainly historical and cultural. An official language is a language that is given a privileged legal status in a state, or other legally-defined territory. ... Abdou Diouf Abdou Diouf (born September 7, 1935) was the second President of Senegal, serving from 1981 to 2000. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... The Eiffel Tower, the international symbol of the city, as viewed from the Trocadéro This article is about the capital and largest city in France. ... French (français, langue française) is one of the most important Romance languages, outnumbered in speakers only by Spanish and Portuguese. ... Élisée Reclus (1878) Élisée Reclus (March 15, 1830 - July 4, 1905) was a French geographer and anarchist. ...


In addition to referring to the international organisation, La Francophonie may also be used to reference the worldwide community of those people whose native language or second language is French (i.e., the French Sprachraum). To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Several of the member states have a poor record when it comes to the protection of human rights and the practice of democracy. A proposed measure to impose sanctions on such countries was debated at least twice but was not approved. This is not surprising as the purpose of the organisation is not to promote international cooperation or human rights. Human rights are rights which some hold to be inalienable and belonging to all humans. ...


The modern Francophonie was created in 1970. Its motto is égalité, complémentarité, solidarité (equality, complementarity, and solidarity), harking of France's motto. Started as a small club of Northern French-speaking countries, it has since evolved into an important international organisation whose numerous branches cooperate with the organisation's member states in the fields of culture, science, economy, justice, and peace. 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... A motto is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... Tympanum of a church Liberté, égalité, fraternité, French for Liberty, equality, fraternity (brotherhood), is the motto of the French Republic. ...

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Structure

L'Organisation internationale de la Francophonie has an observer status at the UN General Assembly. United Nations General Assembly The United Nations General Assembly is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations. ...


Summits

Summits of the Francophonie are held every two years, at which time the leaders of the member states have an opportunity to meet and develop strategies and goals for the organisation.


Past Summits:

The next summit will be held in 2006 in Bucharest, Romania. The Eiffel Tower, the international symbol of the city, as viewed from the Trocadéro This article is about the capital and largest city in France. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto : « Don de Dieu feray valoir Â» (I shall put Gods gift to good use) Site in the province of Quebec Official logo Country  Canada Province Québec Agglomeration Quebec City Statute of the city Capitale-Nationale Administrative Region Capitale-Nationale Constitution date 1833 Geographical code Founder Foundation date Samuel... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... (City of Dakar, divided into 19 communes darrondissement) City proper (commune) Région Dakar Département Dakar Mayor Pape Diop (PDS) (since 2002) Area 82. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Eiffel Tower, the international symbol of the city, as viewed from the Trocadéro This article is about the capital and largest city in France. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Cotonou, population 536,827 (1992), is the seat of government of Benin, though the official capital is Porto-Novo. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hanoi (Vietnamese: Hà Ná»™i; Han tu: 河内), estimated population 3,083,800 (2004), is the capital of Vietnam and was the capital of North Vietnam from 1954 to 1976. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Moncton (46°6′ N 64°46′ W) is the second largest city in the Canadian province of New Brunswick and is at the heart of the fastest growing urban area in the province. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Central Beirut Beirut (Arabic: ‎ translit: ) is the capital, largest city, and chief seaport of Lebanon. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Ouagadougou (WAH-GAH-doo-goo) is the capital of Burkina Faso. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bucharest (Romanian: BucureÅŸti ) is the capital city and industrial and commercial centre of Romania. ...


Ministerial conferences

Permanent council

The Permanent Council of the Francophonie consists of Ambassadors of the member countries, and, like the ministers conferences, its main task is to plan future summits and also to supervise the implementation of summit decisions on a day-to-day basis. For other uses, see Ambassador (disambiguation). ...


Intergovernmental agency

The Intergovernmental Agency of the Francophonie is the main operator of the cultural, scientific, technical, economic and legal cooperation programs decided at the Summits. The Agency's headquarters are in Paris and it has three regional branches in Libreville, Gabon; Lomé, Togo; and Hanoi, Vietnam. Chancery Building, Libreville Libreville, estimated population 420,000[1], is the capital city of Gabon. ... Lomé, estimated population 700,000 (1998), is the capital of Togo. ... Hanoi (Vietnamese: Hà Ná»™i; Han tu: 河内), estimated population 3,083,800 (2004), is the capital of Vietnam and was the capital of North Vietnam from 1954 to 1976. ...


Members

World map of La Francophonie members and participants. In addition to applicable countries, subnational memberships (in Belgium and Canada) are represented.
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World map of La Francophonie members and participants. In addition to applicable countries, subnational memberships (in Belgium and Canada) are represented.

The official list of members is available at the La Francophonie website. By continent: Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1357x628, 33 KB) Map of Francophony organisation 2005. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1357x628, 33 KB) Map of Francophony organisation 2005. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Europe

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North and South America

Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Brunswick. ... Motto: Spem reduxit (Hope restored) Official languages English, French Flower Violet Capital Fredericton Largest city Saint John Lieutenant-Governor Herménégilde Chiasson Premier Bernard Lord (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 10 10 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked 11th 72 908 km² 71 450 km² 1... Image File history File links Flag_of_Quebec. ... Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Official languages French Flower White garden lily Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 75 24 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked 2nd 1,542,056 km² 1,183... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ontario. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English (French has some legal status but is not fully co-official) Flower White trillium Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats... Image File history File links Flag_of_Dominica. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Haiti. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saint_Lucia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Martinique. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Guadeloupe_(local). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saint-Pierre_and_Miquelon. ... Saint-Pierre and Miquelon (French Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon) 46°47′N 56°12′W is a French overseas collectivity consisting of several small islands off the eastern coast of Canada near Newfoundland. ...

Africa

Image File history File links Flag_of_Benin. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Burkina_Faso. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Burundi. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cameroon. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cape_Verde. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Central_African_Republic. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Chad. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Comoros. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Republic_of_the_Congo. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cote_d'Ivoire. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Djibouti. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Egypt. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Equatorial_Guinea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Gabon. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Guinea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Guinea-Bissau. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Madagascar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mali. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mauritania. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mauritius. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Morocco. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Niger. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Rwanda. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sao_Tome_and_Principe. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Senegal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Seychelles. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Togo. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Tunisia. ...

Asia

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Oceania

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Associate Members

Image File history File links Flag_of_Albania. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Andorra. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Macedonia. ... Motto: (English: ) Anthem: (Transliteration: ) (English: ) Capital Skopje Largest city Skopje Official language(s) Macedonian, Albanian1 Government Parliamentary republic  - President Branko Crvenkovski  - Prime Minister Vlado Bučkovski Independence From Yugoslavia   - Declared September 8, 1991  Area    - Total 25,333 km² (146th)   9,779 sq mi   - Water (%) 1. ...

Additional States

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See also

Francophone means French-speaking. ... -1... The Agence de coopération culturelle et technique (ACCT, French for Agency of cultural and technical cooperation) is an organisation that is part of La Francophonie. ... The Minister responsible for La Francophonie is a member of the Canadian Cabinet who handles relations with the Francophonie, an international community of francophone nations. ... The flag of the Francophonie Games The Jeux de la Francophonie (Francophone Games) are a combination artistic and sports events for French speaking nations, held every four years since 1989, partly as a counterweight to the Commonwealth Games. ... The colonization of Africa has a long history, the most famous phase being the European Scramble for Africa of the nineteenth century. ... Cultural diversity is the variety of human societies or cultures in a specific region, or in the world as a whole. ... The Community of Portuguese Language Countries (Portuguese: Comunidade dos Países de Língua Portuguesa or CPLP) is a multilateral forum for mutual friendship between the lusophone nations across the world where Portuguese is an official language. ... World map of Latin Union member states The Latin Union is an international organization of nations that use a Romance language. ... The Commonwealth of Nations, usually known as the Commonwealth, is an association of 53 independent sovereign states, almost all of which are former territories of the British Empire. ... The French language is spoken as a minority language of the United States. ... Modern Canada-France relations have been marked by high levels of military and economic cooperation, but also by periods of diplomatic discord, primarily over the status of Quebec. ...

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La Francophonie (formally l'Organisation internationale de la Francophonie), a French language term coined in 1880 by French geographer Onésime Reclus, brother of Elisée Reclus, to designate the community of people and countries using French, is an international organisation of and governments.
Summits of the Francophonie are held every two years, at which time the leaders of the member states have an opportunity to meet and develop strategies and goals for the organisation.
The Permanent Council of the Francophonie consists of Ambassadors of the member countries, and, like the ministers conferences, its main task is to plan future summits and also to supervise the implementation of summit decisions on a day-to-day basis.
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