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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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Continental Consultation on Drug Demand Reduction opens in Cape Town

The focus of the consultation is to review where we are at with improving access to comprehensive, evidence-informed, ethical and human rights based drug use prevention, dependence, treatment and aftercare services

The Director of Social Affairs of the African Union Commission (AUC),  Amb. Olawale Maiyegun, presided over the opening ceremony of the Technical Consultation on drug demand reduction which kicked off on Wednesday 3rd August 2016 in Cape Town in the presence of representatives of partner organisations in the area of…

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The 588th meeting of the AU Peace and SecurityCouncil on the situation in Western Sahara

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 588th meeting held on 6 April 2016, adopted the following decision on the situation in Western Sahara: Council, 1.                  Takes note of the briefing provided by the Commissioner for Peace and Security on the situation in Western Sahara, of the…

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AU Appoints Ambassador Abdou Abarry of Niger as Special Representative and Head of the AU Office in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, appoints Ambassador Abdou Abarry, a Diplomat from the Republic  of Niger, as her Special Representative and Head of the AU Office in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Ambassador Abarry succeeds Ambassador Emmanuel Mendoume Nze of Gabon. …

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Commissioner Ikounga discusses mutual collaboration with delegation from the University of Geneva

His Excellency Dr. Martial De-Paul Ikounga, Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology of the African Union received Professor Yves Flückiger, Rector of the University of Geneva (UNIGE), who was at the head of a delegation representing different scientific disciplines of the University. The two sides discussed various areas of…