March 20: International Francophonie Day

March 20, 2018 4:27 pm

The Journée internationale de la Francophonie is being celebrated today, as it is every year around the world – especially in the 77 countries that are part of the International Organization “La Francophonie”.

The date recognizes the signing of the Niamey Convention in Niger, which took place on 20 March 1970. The signing created the Agence de coopération culturelle et technique (ACCT), which is now known as the Organisation Nationale de la Francophonie (International Organization of La Francophonie).

To honour the French language, its 220 million speakers, will participate in film festivals, poetry contests, exhibitions or literary encounters, which will take place across five different continents.

Watch the following video to know more about the Organisation Nationale de la Francophonie:


Sources:

Organisation internationale de la Francophonie,  (consulted on March 3, 2018)

International Francophonie Day, Wikipedia, available here (consulted on March 3, 2018)

 

Written by  Anaïs Gilkin Terminology Trainee at TermCoord, she has a Bachelor’s degree in Translation and Interpreting, an MA in Translation and Terminology Studies and a Master of Science in Education from the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium. Very interested in international politics, she focused her MA dissertation on Sharia and its impact on Muslim women. She knows French, English, Spanish and a bit of German and Dutch.

 

 

 

 

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