Djibouti, 18 May 2021 – A new international intergovernmental organisation has seen the light. In less than a year and four months since its adoption at the III ForumBIE 2030 in January 2020 by countries and organisations from across the Global South, the Constitutive Charter of the Organisation of Educational Cooperation (OEC) has now entered into force, following the deposit of the Republic of Zimbabwe’s Instrument of Acceptance.
This entry into force signifies the official conclusion of the Organisation’s preparatory phase and the commencement of its executive phase as an instrument of intellectual, technical and financial cooperation and solidarity between its Member States, as well as its Associate Members, 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”.
Upon being notified of the entry into force, the OEC’s Secretary-General-elect, Sheikh Manssour Bin Mussallam, stated:
The Secretary-General-elect shall now enter in consultation with the Organisation’s Member States to convene, at the earliest, the OEC’s first General Assembly to adopt the strategic framework, the Programme and Budget as well as other proposals prepared by the OEC’s Preparatory Committee.
For more information, contact:
The Office of the Secretary-General-elect
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