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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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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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2017 New Year Message of H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma Chairperson, African Union Commission (AUC)

The year 2016 has been particularly fruitful for the African Union Commission as it continues to work hard at the implementation of the first 10-year plan of Africa’s Agenda 2063.  We very pleased to see AU Member States and Regional Economic Communities intensify Agenda 2063 domestication. Certainly, a lot more…

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African Union Commission Chairperson approves the deployment of 40 short-term observers to the 18 December 2016 parliamentary elections in the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire

The Mission will deploy to the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire from 9 to 23 December 2016

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has approved the deployment of 40 short-term observers to the Parliamentary elections in the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire scheduled for 18 December 2016. The AU Short-Term Observation Mission is led by H.E. Madam Catherine Samba-Panza, former Transition President of…

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9th Annual Joint Consultative Meeting between the African Union Peace and Security Council and the European Union Political and Security Committee

The meeting was co-chaired by Ambassador Catherine Muigai Mwangi (Kenya), Chairperson of the AU PSC for the month of October 2016, and Ambassador Walter Stevens, Permanent Chair of the EU PSC

On 25 October 2016, the African Union Peace and Security Council (AU PSC) and the European Union Political and Security Committee (EU PSC) held their 9th Annual Joint Consultative Meeting in Brussels, Belgium, as part of their regular dialogue within the framework of the Africa – EU partnership. The meeting was co-chaired…

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The Joint AU-ECCAS Election Observation Mission held a successful observer orientation programme and met with key stakeholders in Libreville, Gabon

The twenty-seven (27) observer teams will be dispatched across the country starting 25 August 2016 until 28 August 2016

The Heads of Mission, in their closing remarks at the training session, reminded observers of the critical role that was bestowed upon them and wished them success and safety in their respective assignments. The twenty-seven (27) observer teams will be dispatched across the country starting 25 August 2016 until 28…

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Regional Youth Consultations on African Union Project 2016 Commence

The Regional Consultations were inaugurated with the West African Consultation that opened today in Accra, Ghana with participants drawn from thirteen countries across the region

Under the theme, ‘Promoting Young People’s Rights Towards the Attainment of Agenda 2063’, four regional youth consultations are being organized across Africa over the next six weeks. The consultations are part of preparatory activities for the Fifth Annual High Level Dialogue on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance in Africa as…

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Ever thought of AU Commission Chairperson Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma as a radio presenter?

The AU Commission Chairperson Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma will be on air on 8 August 2016 between 09:00 and 12:00 CAT

Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission H.E. Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma will be a guest radio presenter on Johannesburg-based Power FM’s Power Talk radio show. Dr Dlamini Zuma will join the radio station as part of Power FM’s “#987Woman” which takes place annually in August as South Africa celebrates…

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Statement of the AUC Chairperson’s Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security on the occasion of the commemoration of the first International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict.

Today, 19 June 2016, we commemorate the first International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict. It is a date set aside, to raise awareness on the need for collective action, to condemn and to end conflict-related sexual violence – which has been used as a weapon of…