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La Francophonie dans le monde 2006–2007

The new edition of the biennial report of the International Organization of La Francophonie, entitled “La Francophonie dans le monde 2006-2007” (La Francophonie around the world 2006-2007) has been published by Les Éditions Nathan and is now available. The report describes the current state of the French language in the world and francophone realities in the realms of teaching, culture, communication, the economy, democracy, and the rule of law. At a press conference on March 13, 2007, Mr. Clément Duhaime, a director of the International Organization of La Francophonie, presented the new edition and Prof. Samir Marzouki, an expert in the field, outlined the major trends described in the new edition. “By crossing the threshold of 200 million French speakers worldwide, La Francophonie has demonstrated its vitality, which is in large part due to the demographic growth of the countries of Africa, where half the world’s francophones live and where the level of instruction of and in French is growing steadily. After a short period of decline, the renewed growth in the number of people learning French or studying in French has allowed the language to near the 110 million student mark.” For more information, visit the International Organization of La Francophonie website.