International Organisation of La Francophonie

  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The International Organisation of La Francophonie represents 77 countries and provinces/regions (including 20 with observer status) using French as an official language. It estimates that there are 220m. French speakers worldwide. Objectives include the promotion of peace, democracy, and economic and social development, through political and technical co-operation. The Secretary-General is based in Paris.

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  • Barry Turner

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