Organisation of Educational Cooperation (OEC)

About OEC

The Organisation of Educational Cooperation (OEC) was established on 29 January 2020 by Latin American, Caribbean, African, Asian, Middle Eastern and Pacific Island countries at the International Summit on Balanced and Inclusive Education held in Djibouti.

As set out by its Constitutive Charter, the purpose of OEC is to “contribute to the equitable, just, and prosperous social transformation of societies by promoting balanced and inclusive education, in order to attain the fundamental rights to liberty, justice, dignity, sustainability, social cohesion, and material and immaterial security for the peoples of the world.”

The OEC acts, therefore, as a platform and an instrument of intellectual, technical and financial cooperation and solidarity between its Member States as well as its Associate Members.

The OEC was established to:

Achieve the UDBIE's commitments

Support and assist in the work of achieving the commitments made in the Universal Declaration of Balanced and Inclusive Education, proclaimed in Djibouti City on 29 January 2020


Contribute to sustainable development


Support and contribute to the construction and adoption of a third, alternative, inclusive way of development emerging through and from education, founded upon the spirit of multilateralism, solidarity, and self-determination

Develop systemic solutions

Contribute to the development and implementation of systemic solutions to achieve universal, inclusive, quality education for the peoples of the world

Democratise knowledge

Cultivate, increase, and democratise knowledge, information, and research by establishing and making available, on-site and online, a clearing house hosting comprehensive resources to enable learning from similar challenges and best practices

Strengthen mutual understanding

Contribute to the strengthening of mutual knowledge and understanding of humanity’s historical, cultural, and shared roots


Embed solidarity

Establish, oversee, and manage an ethical financial subsidiary to provide financial assistance to its Members States in their educational initiatives

The Preparatory Committee

Unanimously elected as OEC’s first Secretary-General, Sheikh Manssour Bin Mussallam is mandated to establish and chair a Preparatory Committee until OEC’s Constitutive Charter enters into force. The Preparatory Committee, under the supervision of the Secretary-General-elect, shall draft and prepare the OEC programmes, budget estimates, and make such other relevant arrangements to be submitted to the first General Assembly. A virtual Advisory Committee, constituted of a representative per voluntary founding State, shall receive quarterly reports by the Secretary-General-elect on the progress made by the Preparatory Committee.

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