MEDIA ADVISORY: The Francophonie of Bamako and St Boniface; perspectives and prospects

Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Conference: The Francophonie of Bamako and St Boniface; perspectives and prospects

Jacques Frémont, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ottawa, will host a conference on the Francophonie which will be held October 20 and 21, 2016.

La Francophonie is an organization composed of member states and governments with political goals. Based on its foundational documents, including its Charter, the Bamako Declaration (2000) and St Boniface Declaration (2006), its day-to-day operations are clearly political in nature. In light of recent international developments, a review of the major challenges involved in resolving conflicts in Francophone areas of the world is in order. An overview of the current situation with regard to implementing the Saint Boniface Declaration on the Prevention of Conflict and Human Security and the creation of a road map of current university-based research on these topics are planned.

WHAT: International experts will review the major challenges involved in resolving conflicts in Francophone areas of the world

WHEN: Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, October 21, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

WHERE: Desmarais Building, Camille Villeneuve Room (55 Laurier Avenue East, Room 4101 | Map)

Full conference program

MEDIA AVAILABILITY:

Mr. Frémont will address the media at 8:30 a.m. in the Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Ave. East, Room 4165, 4th floor. 

Media inquiries:

Isabelle Mailloux Pulkinghorn

imaillou@uottawa.ca

613.240.0275

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