Decisions adopted during the 17th African Union Summit

AU At their 17th ordinary Session in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, from 23 June to 1st July 2011, under the Theme “Accelerating Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development’’ the African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government meeting adopted decisions on the following themes:

  • Accelerating of Youth empowerment for sustainable development
  • Alternative sources of financing the African Union
  • Specialised Technical Committees
  • The implementation of the Assembly Decisions on the International Criminal Court
  • The implementation of the Roadmap and Global African Diaspora process
  • Activities of Peace and Security Council and the State of Peace and Security in Africa
  • The reform of the United Nations (UN) Security Council
  • The establishment of the Pan-African University
  • The budget of the African Union
  • The Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change (CAHOSCC)
  • Africa’s preparation towards the Seventeenth Conference of the Parties (COP 17)
  • The election of one member of the African Union Commission on International Law
  • The election of the five members of the African Union Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
  • The Great Green Wall Initiative
  • The African Union (AU) decision-making process: lack of implementation of decisions and the need to uphold and respect the integrity of the decisions of the AU Assembly by all Member States
  • The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Independence of African countries
  • United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD-Rio+20): common position and strategies to face the Green Economy and an institutional framework for sustainable development
  • The Jacques Diouf Prize on food security
  • The support of a draft resolution at the 66th ordinary session of the General Assembly of the United Nations to ban genital mutilation in the world
  • Establishing an African Centre of Excellence in Information and Communication Technologies in Tunis, Republic of Tunisia
  • The situation in Libya and
  • The NEPAD Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC).

At the end of the 17th AU Summit, the Heads of State and Government, moreover, adopted declarations on:

  • Creating employment for accelerating youth development and empowerment
  • The dynamics in Sudan
  • The lifting of the economic and trade embargo imposed on the Republic of Cuba by the United States of America.

The next AU Summit on the theme of “Boosting Intra-African Trade” will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in January/February 2012.

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