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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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The African Union and European Commissions Launch the Call for Proposals for the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa (GMES & Africa)

GMES & Africa is a 30 Million Euro programme co-funded by the European Commission through the funded Pan African Envelope (29.5 Million Euro) and the African Union Commission (0.5 Million Euro)

The African Union Commission and European Commission have launched the Call for Proposals for the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa (GMES & Africa) Grants. The Call is an open invitation for eligible institutions across Africa to apply for the GMES & Africa Grants. GMES & Africa is…

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AUC and African private sector engage to validate continental agribusiness strategy and framework for Private Sector Apex Body

The main objective of the meeting is to discuss and validate the Continental Agribusiness Strategy and Implementation Plan

The African Union Commission in collaboration with the NEPAD Agency, today opened a technical validation meeting for a Continental Agribusiness Strategy and a framework,   operational structure, and   implementation business plan for a continental African agribusiness apex body. The Apex Body will be one of the implementation modalities for the Agribusiness…

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AU Commission Chairperson commends outgoing UN Secretary-General for collaboration and leadership

The two leaders met on 23 September 2016, in the margins of the 71st General Assembly of the UN

The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has commended outgoing United Nations (UN) Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon for his collaboration and leadership in steering the affairs of the organisation over the last 10 years. The two leaders met on 23 September 2016, in the margins…

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Friday’s of the Commission Session dedicated to the World Humanitarian Day

On Friday 19th August 2016 the AUC Department of Economic Affairs and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) through the collaborative initiative of the AUC department of Political Affairs held a session of Fridays of the Commission dedicated to current economic, financial, agricultural and humanitarian challenges facing African economies

On Friday 19th August 2016 the AUC Department of Economic Affairs and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) through the collaborative initiative of the AUC department of Political Affairs held a session of Fridays of the Commission dedicated to current economic, financial, agricultural and humanitarian…

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The vital role of adapted and resilient pastoral systems in the face of climate change reaffirmed in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

The workshop on Policy Dialogue and Strengthening of the capacity of pastoralists’ networks and organizations concluded today by reaffirming the vital role of adapted and resilient pastoral systems in the face of climate change. The three-day gathering workshop was organized by the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture (AUC/DREA), through…

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World Humanitarian Summit 2016: African Union presents the Common African Position; A call for Africa to show Self-Commitment

Deputy Chairperson Erastus Mwencha takes part in High-Level leader’s roundtable on “Changing People’s Lives: From Delivering Aid to Ending Need.

In Africa, there are 15 million people displaced, 4 million of which are refugees while the rest are Internally Displaced Persons therefore underscoring the need to change the Humanitarian architecture and refocus from delivering aid to building resilience for our States and communities during and after emergencies. Speaking on 23…

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African Union holds High Level Panel on Humanitarian Effectiveness in Africa at the margins of the World Humanitarian Summit

The African Union Commission (AUC) held a High-Level Panel on humanitarian effectiveness in Africa to provide an interactive dialogue between the African Union and the global community on Africa’s humanitarian agenda. The panel discussion took place on 24 May 2016 at the margins of the First Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul,…

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African Union maps out implementation plan of the continent’s nutrition strategy

The 8th session of the African Union (AU) Task Force on Food and Nutrition Development (ATFFND) Meeting has taken place at the   Commission’s Headquarters in Addis Ababa.  The meeting was partly meant to review progress made in scaling up nutrition interventions in Africa and map out ways for effective implementation…

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Experts convene to finalize draft five year priority programme on employment, poverty eradication and inclusive development in Africa

The African Union Commission (AUC) has developed a draft Five Year Priority Programme that seeks to unlock employment opportunities, eradicate poverty and stimulate inclusive development in Africa.  The First Five Year Priority Programme on Employment, Poverty Eradication and Inclusive Development (5YPP), was developed at the request of the 24th African…