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Francophonie prize-winning ceremony Friday
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Francophonie prize-winning ceremony Friday

Every year, the Francophone community celebrates and promotes worldwide the use of the French language as well as cultural and linguistic diversity. In the framework of the 2019 edition, Alliance Française de Dhaka with the Francophone diplomatic missions in Bangladesh has offered a rich programme of activities (concerts, exhibitions, contests, Francophonie short film festival 2019…) during the month of March.
The Francophonie prize-winning ceremony will take place on Friday, April 12th 2019 at 3 pm at La Galerie in the presence of H.E, Marie-Annick Bourdin Ambassador of France to Bangladesh, H.E René Holenstein Ambassador of Switzerland to Bangladesh and H.E Benoit Préfontaine High Commissioner of Canada to Bangladesh.
During this ceremony, the winners of the Francophonie contests (Labcitoyen speech contest, a Poster design competition “Francophonie and women rights”, French-Bangla translation contests, La Plume d’Or …) will be awarded.
LabCitoyen program aims to promote dialogue between civil societies by promoting collective debate in French on current human rights issues. The 2019 edition of LabCitoyen will focus on “Women’s Rights: Equality and Citizenship”. The Bangladeshi winner will be invited with fifty young Francophones from all over the world aged 20 to 26 years old, for a week-long stay in Paris to discuss major human rights issues through a series of conferences, debates, round tables and workshops. The French Embassy, the Alliance Française de Dhaka and the Institut Français will finance the participation of the winner of this event, which will take place in Paris from 30 June to 7 July 2019.
The International Organization of La Francophonie represents one of the biggest linguistic zones in the world. Its members share more than just a common language. They also share the humanist values promoted by the French language. The French language and its humanist values represent the two cornerstones on which the International Organization of La Francophonie is based.
The International Organization of La Francophonie was created in 1970. Its mission is to embody the active solidarity between its 88 member states and governments (61 members and 27 observers), which together represent over one-third of the United Nations’ member states and account for a population of over 900 million people, including 300 million French speakers.
The Francophonie missions present in Dhaka are the High Commission of Canada, Embassies of Egypt, Switzerland, France, Vietnam, Morocco, United Arab Emirates and Qatar. – Press release

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