15th African Union Summit: No Woman Should Die While Giving Life

African Union The 15th Ordinary Session of the Summit of the African Union (AU) will be held in Kampala, Uganda from today to 27 July, under the theme “Maternal, Infant and Child Health and Development in Africa”. In an interview with New African, the AU Commissioner for Social Affairs, Bience Gawanas, explains why this theme was chosen and its significance, bearing in mind there are just five years to go before the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) deadline.

The interview with Commissioner Bience Gawanas can be read here.

The agenda of the 15th African Union Summit is scheduled as:

14-16 July

African Union – Civil Society Organizations Pre-Summit Forum

17-19 July

African Youth Forum

19-20 July

Twentieth (20th) Ordinary Session of the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC)

19-21 July

Gender Pre-Summit Meeting

20-24 July

Meetings of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM)

21 July

Meeting of the Peace And Security Council at ambassadorial level

22 July

Ministerial Committee on Candidatures

22 July

Ministerial Committee on the scale of assessment

22-23 July

Seventeenth (17th) Ordinary Session of the Executive Council

22-23 July

African Private Sector Forum (Business Roundtable)

22-23 July

Drafting Committee

24 July

Africa Food and Nutrition Day

24 July

23rd Summit of the NEPAD Heads Of State and Government Orientation Committee  (HSGOC)

24 July

Working Lunch / Launching of the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA)

24 July

Meeting on Health Financing

24 July

Launch of the African Peace Hub

24 July

Meeting of the Committee of Heads of State and Government on Climate Change (CAHOSCC)

24 July

Summit Meeting of the Eastern Africa Standby Brigade Coordination Mechanism (EASBRICOM)

24-27 July

Meetings of the Organization of African First Ladies Against Hiv/Aids (OAFLA)

25 July

Investment Roundtable / Working Lunch

25 July

Committee of Ten Heads of State on the United Nations Reforms

25-27 July

Fifteenth (15th) Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Union

26 July

African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) Working Lunch

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