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ORGANISATION OF EDUCATIONAL COOPERATION (OEC)

Building the education we need, shaping the world we want

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

History Timeline

July - November 2017
HIGH LEVEL REGIONAL CONSULTATIONS

Meetings for Balanced and Inclusive Education (BIE) organized by the Education Relief Foundation (ERF).

July - November 2017
December 2017
I FORUM BIE 2030

Over 85 delegates endorsed the need for the development of a Global Guide of Ethics, Principles, Policies and Practices in Balanced and Inclusive based upon the collated regional recommendations.

December 2017
20-21 November 2018
II FORUM BIE 2030

Launch of the Global Guide of Ethics, Principles, Policies and Practices in Balanced and Inclusive Education, in the presence of high-level, multi-sectoral delegates.

20-21 November 2018
22 November 2018
International Call on Balanced and Inclusive Education

The International Call counts 41 signatories, constituting 671 Ministers of Education, University Rectors and Civil Society leaders from over 110 countries, and calls for conclusion of a Universal Declaration for Balanced and Inclusive Education.

22 November 2018
27-28 January 2020
III FORUM BIE 2030

Fulfilled the call to action of II ForumBIE 2030, the III ForumBIE 2030 or International Summit on Balanced and Inclusive Education was jointly convened with the Republic of Djibouti.

27-28 January 2020
29 January 2020
Adoption of the UDBIE and Creation of the OEC

Adoption of the Universal Declaration on Balanced and Inclusive Education (UDBIE), and Establishment of the Organisation of Educational Cooperation (OEC) as the instrument to achieve the collective vision of Balanced and Inclusive Education for all.

29 January 2020
April 2020
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE PREPARATORY COMMITTEE

Preparation of the OEC programmes, budget estimate and medium-term-strategy.

April 2020
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February 2021
OPERATIONALISATION

Preparing the executive plans for the entry into force.

February 2021
18 May 2021
ENTRY INTO FORCE

Celebrating the birth of an International Organisation conceived for the 21st Century!

18 May 2021
PHASE II (TBC)
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
PHASE II (TBC)