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Indian Ocean Commission - IOC

Commission de l'océan Indien - COI

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[Indian Ocean Commission]
French version
image by Zoltan Horvath, 17 August 2013

[Indian Ocean Commission]
English version
image by Zoltan Horvath, 17 August 2013

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The Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) is an intergovernmental organization that was created in 1982 at Port-Louis, Mauritius and institutionalized in 1984 by the Victoria Agreement in the Seychelles. IOC is comprised of five countries in the Indian Ocean, these are: Union of the Comoros, France/Reunion Island, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles. IOCís principal mission is to strengthen the ties of friendship between the countries and be a platform of solidarity for the entire population of the Indianoceanic region. IOC's mission also includes development, through projects related to sustainability for the region, aimed at protecting the region, improving living conditions of the populations and preserving the very natural resources that the countries depend on. IOC is the only organization in the region which is composed exclusively of Islands; it stands at defending the Islandsí mutual interest at a regional and international level, whilst promoting solidarity and sustainable development.
Zoltan Horvath, 17 August 2013

The Flag

The Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) adopted a new logo and flag in December of last year. Its flag is white, with its logo, which has two variants, a French and an English one. By French Wikipedia article, new logo used since December 2012. The Logo consists of two elements ó the IOC spiral symbol and the IOC name placed under it. The spiral device is blue interrupted with an orange disc. Name of the organization is written French or English, both versions are used based on these pictures: French version English version.
Zoltan Horvath, 17 August 2013

Previous Flag

[Indian Ocean Commission]
image by Rob Raeside, 17 June 2006

A press release from the Indian Ocean Commission (an international organization representing mainly French Indian Ocean polities) confirms that the InOC flag is the organization's emblem on white. At the bottom of the .pdf are pictures of the last summit in March 2006 where you can see a table sized version of the flag and the full-sized flag behind.
Ben Cahoon, 16 May 2006

The Indian Ocean Commission includes Comoros, France/Réunion, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles.
Rob Raeside, 17 June 2006