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United Nations-African Union Joint Task Force on Peace and Security Holds Sixteenth Consultative Meeting in Addis-Ababa

The meeting reviewed the status of the partnership between the UN and the AU

The United Nations-African Union Joint Task Force on Peace and Security held its sixteenth consultative meeting at the African Union headquarters in Addis-Ababa on 12 February 2019. The African Union (AU) Commission and the United Nations (UN) Secretariat were represented respectively by Commissioners Smaïl Chergui (Peace and Security), Minata Samaté-Cessouma (Political…

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Working Visit of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission in Algeria

Discussions will include economic integration, the Single African Air Transport Market and the Protocol on Free Movement of Persons and the African Passport

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, today (March 10, 2018), began a three-day working visit to Algeria. On arrival, he was welcomed by the Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Abdelkader Messahel. He then went to the Sanctuary of the Martyrs, for a wreath…

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Joint Communique on High level meeting between African Union Commission Chairperson and U.S. Secretary of State

The AU has named 2018 as the year of “Winning the Fight against Corruption,” and the United States supports the AU’s fight against all forms of corruption

African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat today hosted U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa. Both sides reaffirmed their strong commitment to the shared goal of a stable and prosperous Africa. Their conversation today builds upon their previous meeting in November on the margins…

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2018 New Year Message of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat

2018 New Year Message of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat: 2017 has been a particularly eventful year, with the assumption of duty of a new Commission. I have had the privilege of serving with a diverse group of individuals over the past nine months, and…

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Lack of education and mismatched skills remain major obstacles to Africa’s development agenda

With an estimated 364 million Africans between the age of 15 and 35 years, Africa is has the world’s youngest population

The African Union Commission cautions that the future of Africa’s economic growth and the future of millions of Africans, is in jeopardy, if the underlying issues that hinder development are not adequately addressed. With Africa expected to double its population over the next 25 years and the working-age population expected…

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African Ambassadors Urge Support for Dr Tedros Adhanom, the African Union-Endorsed Candidate for World Health Organization Director-General

Statement from the Permanent Delegation of the African Union to the United Nations Office and Other International Organizations in Geneva

African ambassadors to the United Nations in Geneva today reiterated their support for Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to become the next Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), and urged other regional country groups and WHO Member States to support his candidacy. Dr Tedros has been endorsed by the African…

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Africa Visa Openness Index notes that Africans were able to travel more freely across the continent in 2016 compared to 2015

The African Development Bank in collaboration with the African Union Commission and the World Economic Forum has launched the second edition of the Africa Visa Openness Index. The Index analyses the visa regime in Africa and how open countries are in terms of relaxation or elimination of visa requirements for…

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AU welcomes EU External Investment Plan, calls on innovative ways of mobilising resources

The African Union Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, Dr. Amani Abou-Zeid has welcomed the European Commission's External Investment Plan, which aims to improve investment in Africa and the EU neighborhood, in order to promote decent job creation, sustainable development and root out some of the causes of migration. "I welcome…

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Joint Declaration by the African Union, the United Nations, the Economic Community of West African States, and the European Union on the Implementation of the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali from the Algiers Process

The African Union (AU), the United Nations (UN), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), and the European Union (EU) -- in their capacity as members of the Mediation Team supporting the implementation of the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali resulting from the Algiers Process -- commend…