22 September 2021 – The Federal Republic of Nigeria has deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Constitutive Charter of the Organisation of Educational Cooperation (OEC).
OEC’s Secretary-General-elect, H.E. Manssour Bin Mussallam, commended the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for the timely deposit of its instrument of acceptance ahead of the General Assembly, due to be held in December 2021.
He reiterated the Organisation’s readiness to complement endeavours and initiatives undertaken by the Federal Republic of Nigeria to achieve the Universal Declaration of Balanced and Inclusive Education (UDBIE) in order to contribute to the realisation of the country’s aspiration for balanced and inclusive development.
The Secretary-General-elect will continue close consultations with the Organisation’s Member States until the convening of 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.
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 continue to re-affirm their support to OEC’s operationalisation, and following the entry into force of the Constitutive Charter, 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.