Mushikiwabo was re-elected on Saturday November 2022 during the 18th Summit of Heads of State from Francophonie held in Djerba of Tunisia. The summit ran from 19th to 20th November 2022.
Mushikiwabo was elected as OIF Secretary-General for the first time in 2018 and assumed office in 2019.
This time around, she was the sole candidate competing for the position. Heads of State and governments attending the summit unanimously re-elected her for another four-year term.
During her first term, the organization underwent reforms aimed at finding durable solutions for pressing issues facing the world including security threats and environmental degradation among others.
She explained that the reforms have started yielding while more are in the pipeline to keep the organization’s development on the turning wheel.
Mushikiwabo highlighted that OIF will in the coming years draw attention on projects in the areas of education, technology, trade and economy promising to foster the creation of employments for the youth.
The summit is usually held once every two years. It was initially scheduled to be hosted in 2020 but was postponed two times due to the Covid-19 pandemic and political crisis in the host country, Tunisia.
OIF comprises 88 member states and governments; of these, 54 states and governments are full members, 7 are associate members and 27 are observers.