Francophonie corresponds to all people who share a common language, French. The latest report of the Observatoire de la langue française published in 2014 estimates their number at 274 million speakers on the five continents. The French language is today the sixth most used language in the world. To find out more about La Francophonie, visit

The International Organization of La Francophonie (in French “Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie”, OIF) aims to create links between its 84 states and governments (58 members and 26 observers). For more information, visit the OIF website.