The Government of Québec has announced the creation of the Abdou-Diouf Bursaries in honour of IOF Secretary-General Abdou-Diouf’s contribution to the development of La Francophonie and, more particularly, his commitment to young people.
Three bursaries will be awarded each year to young Quebecers to allow them to acquire work experience with the International Organisation of La Francophonie (IOF) and its various components.
“The creation of these bursaries reflects the Secretary-General’s unfailing attachment to and concern for young people. It is young people who will ensure that La Francophonie maintains its influence and that the French language will remain very much alive,” said Pauline Marois.
Abdou-Diouf Bursaries (in French)
Organisation internationale de la Francophonie - OIF (French website)
International Organisation of La Francophonie - IOF (English website)