- Indian Ocean Commission
The Indian Ocean Commission (COI), known as the "Commission de l'Océan Indien" in French, is an intergovernmental organization that joins
Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, France (for Réunionand Mayotte), and the Seychellestogether to encourage cooperation. It was started in January 1984 under the General Victoria Agreement. The official language of communication is French.
* diplomatic cooperation;
* economic and commercial cooperation;
* cooperation in the field of agriculture, maritime fishing, and the conservation of resources and ecosystems;
* cooperation in cultural, scientific, technical, educational and judicial fields.
Maldivesare an overviewer of the commission.
The original ideas were to encourage trade and cultural heritages, but most of the ideas taken by the islands were to create good relationships within the area. Because the islands are largely overlooked, the idea was to promote tourism.
* [http://www.coi-ioc.org/ COI website (in French)]
* [http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/COUNTRIES/AFRICAEXT/EXTREGINI/EXTAFRREGINICOO/0,,contentMDK:20627489~menuPK:1592485~pagePK:64168445~piPK:64168309~theSitePK:1587585,00.html World Bank Regional Institutions]
* [http://www.freeport-mauritius.com/coi/ Information of COI in Mauritius]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Indian Ocean Whale Sanctuary — The Indian Ocean Whale Sanctuary is an area in the Indian Ocean where the International Whaling Commission (IWC) has banned all types of commercial whaling. The IWC has at present designated two such sanctuaries, the other being the Southern… … Wikipedia
Culture of the Indian Ocean Islands — The culture of the Indian Ocean islands reflects the ethnic diversity, history, politics, music, dance, food, drink, arts, sports and international influences in that region. The area includes Zanzibar (Unguja and Pemba Island), Madagascar,… … Wikipedia
Humanitarian response to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake — The humanitarian response to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake was prompted by one of the worst natural disasters of modern times. On 26 December 2004, the earthquake, which struck off the northwest coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra,… … Wikipedia
Linois's expedition to the Indian Ocean — Defeat of Adml. Linois by Commodore Dance, Feby. 15th. 1804, Engraving by William Daniell … Wikipedia
Timeline of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake — Although, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) in Hawaii eventually issued warnings of a possible tsunami from the huge earthquake off Sumatra, the waves outran… … Wikipedia
Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System — Die Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) ist eine zwischenstaatliche Kommission der UNESCO zur Ozeanografie. Die IOC stellt den Mitgliedsstaaten der UN eine Plattform zum Austausch von wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnissen und technischem… … Deutsch Wikipedia
Indian Navy — crest Active 1947–Present Country … Wikipedia
Indian Armed Forces — भारतीय सशस्त्र सेनाएं Emblem of India Service branches … Wikipedia
Ocean (convict transport ship) — Hunter Island with the ships Ocean and Pilgrim in foreground and the Lady Nelson behind the flag on the stern of the Ocean, 1804. Career … Wikipedia
Ocean fisheries — A fishery is an area with an associated fish or aquatic population which is harvested for its commercial value. Fisheries can be wild or farmed. Most of the world s wild fisheries are in the ocean. This article is an overview of ocean fisheries.… … Wikipedia