2020 marks both the 50th anniversary of La Francophonie as an organisation, founded in Niamey in 1970, and the 20th anniversary of the Bamako Declaration, a normative text on the fundamental values of democracy and the rule of law in French-speaking countries. In his address to IOF members, Mr Cassis highlighted the importance of French, their common language, as a vehicle for upholding shared and universal values for peace, human rights and democracy. He also reaffirmed Switzerland's support for the Secretary-General's reforms to ensure strong and effective multilateralism.
Switzerland in the International organization of La Francophonie
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