The Francophonie and Conflicts

The Francophonie of Bamako and St Boniface; perspectives and prospects

Desmarais Building, Camille Villeneuve Room

Jacques Frémont, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ottawa, is pleased to invite you to attend a two-day conference on the Francophonie which will be held October 20-21, 2016.

Conference Theme

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.

Please note this conference will take place in French.

Preliminary Conference Schedule

Thursday, October 20, 2016

  • 8 a.m.: Registration
  • 9 a.m.: Welcome remarks
  • 9:30 a.m.: Opening Dialogue: The Francophonie and conflicts
  • 10:15 a.m.: Morning break
  • 10:30 a.m.: Ten years after the adoption of the Saint Boniface Declaration
  • noon: Lunch
  • 1:30 p.m.: Instrumenting state institutions
  • 3:15 p.m.: Afternoon break
  • 3:30 p.m.: Mediation, crisis resolution and rule of law
  • 5 p.m.: Wrap up

Friday, October 21, 2016

  • 8 a.m.: Registration
  • 9:00 a.m.: The Francophonie at a time of radicalization
  • 10:45 a.m.: Morning break
  • 11:00 a.m.: The Francophonie of Bamako and St Boniface; perspectives and prospects
  • 11:45 a.m.: Closing Session
  • 12:15 p.m.: Closing Remarks


Registrations are being accepted on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited.

Information: 613-562-5276 or

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