La société civile francophone se mobilise contre la marchandisation de l’éducation dans le monde

Communiqué de presse

Paris, 9 Mars 2016

A l’occasion de la Semaine de la langue française et de la Francophonie, une coalition d’organisations francophones de la société civile[1] se mobilise contre la marchandisation de l’éducation, le 15 mars 2016, au siège de l’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF).

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