On its 50th anniversary, the Francophonie can find new purpose despite mixed legacy

Zuletzt aktualisiert: 27 Mar 2020

The Conversation, March 22d 2020

Fifty years ago, on March 20, 1970, the representatives of 22 countries met in Niamey, Niger, to form the Agence de coopération culturelle et technique, an international body dedicated to dialogue among French-speaking nations. The agency’s goals and structures shifted over time until in 2005 it became the present-day Organisation internationale de la Francophonie.

March 20 marks Francophonie Day and March itself is le mois de la Francophonie. But these opportunities to celebrate a shared language and cultural dialogue come with baggage. Read more... >>>>