Monday 8th March 2021.
March 8, 2021
Today, honoring International Women’s Day all our music today comes from female artists. Also in the last hour today we chat with Florian Davrou, Culture coordinator of Alianca Frances.
International Francophonie Day (French: Journée internationale de la Francophonie) is observed within the International Organization of La Francophonie’s 77 member states every March 20 to celebrate the French language and Francophone culture. There are over 369 million French speakers on Earth.
Created in 1988, the date celebrates the signing of the Niamey Convention in Niger on 20 March 1970. The convention established the Agence de Coopération Culturelle et Technique, the precursor to the International Organization of La Francophonie.
According to the Canadian then-minister for La Francophonie Steven Blaney’s speech in 2013, the International Francophonie Day is to “celebrate our commitment to not only the French language and the rich and diverse francophone culture but also the values of peace, democracy and respect for human rights that unite all members of the International Organization of La Francophonie”.