The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia becomes the latest country to sign and deposit the instrument of acceptance of the Organisation of Educational Cooperation’s (OEC) Constitutive Charter following its submission to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs the Republic of Djibouti – the Charter’s depositary.
OEC’s Secretary-General-elect, H.E. Manssour Bin Mussallam, commended Ethiopia’s commitment to the Universal Declaration of the Balanced and Inclusive Education (UDBIE) and the principles and values of OEC. He reiterated the Organisation’s readiness to complement endeavours and initiatives undertaken by Ethiopia to achieve the commitments contained within the UBDIE.
The Secretary-General-elect undertook a working visit to Ethiopia, from 22-25 February 2021, during which he held a bilateral meeting with Ethiopia’s Minister of Education, H.E. Dr. Ing. Getahun Mekuria, to explore prospects for greater cooperation between OEC and Ethiopia in the realisation of their shared aspirations for balanced and inclusive development.
OEC was founded on 29 January 2020 by countries from across the Global South as an instrument of intellectual, technical and financial cooperation and solidarity between its Member States as well as its Associate Members. As Founding States re-affirm their support to OEC’s operationalisation. the imminent entry into force of the Constitutive Charter is drawing closer triggering the convening of OEC’s first General Assembly.