18 May 2021 – The Republic of Zimbabwe became the latest country to deposit its instrument of acceptance of the Organisation of Educational Cooperation’s (OEC) Constitutive Charter, triggering its official entry into force as per the provisions of Article XV.
OEC’s Secretary-General-elect, H.E. Sheikh Manssour Bin Mussallam, commended the Republic of Zimbabwe timely deposit of its instrument of acceptance, and expressed his appreciation for the instrumental role Zimbabwe has played in the Charter’s Entry into Force.
He also reiterated the Organisation’s readiness to complement endeavours and initiatives undertaken by Zimbabwe to achieve the commitments contained within the Universal Declaration of Balanced and Inclusive Education in order to contribute to the realisation of the country’s aspirations.
OEC was founded on 29 January 2020 by countries from across the Global South as an instrument of intellectual, technical and financial cooperation and solidarity between its Member States as well as its Associate Members. As Founding States continue to re-affirm their support to OEC’s operationalisation, and further to the entry into force of the Constitutive Charter, the Secretary-General-elect shall now consult OEC Member States to convene, at the earliest, the OEC’s first General Assembly to adopt the strategic framework, the Programme and Budget as well as other proposals prepared by the OEC’s Preparatory Committee.