African Union (AU)
The African Union (AU) was legally founded on 26 May 2001 by 53 States and aims at the promotion of African Unity. The AU succeeds the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) which was established on 25 May 1963, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Organisation was established to promote the unity and solidarity of African countries; to defend the sovereignty of members; to eradicate all forms of colonialism; to promote international cooperation having due regard for the UN Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; to coordinate and to harmonize Member States’ economic, diplomatic, educational, health, welfare, scientific, and defence policies.
Topnews, Politics, African Union
02. May 2013
Celebrating 50 Years of African Unity - The AU Now and Then
“2013 will mark a momentous occasion for the continent: the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Organisation of African Unity, and 11 years of the launch of the African Union. As the...
Topnews, Politics, NEPAD, African Union
01. January 2013
New Publication: First Edition of "Ubuntu Diplomacy"
The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) has launched a new quarterly publication entitled "Ubuntu Diplomacy" which aims to guide...
Topnews, Politics, African Union, Press Review
17. July 2012
South Africa's Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Elected to AU Top Job
ADDIS ABABA, July 15, 2012 (AFP) - South Africa's Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma won a tight fought vote to become the new head of the African Union Commission, the first woman to hold the post, African...
Politics, African Union, UN Security Council, Press Review, Press
04. January 2012
Important international relations events to note for the month of January 2012
22 December 2011 The month of January 2012 will be marked by several high-level events in the international relations calendar. These include, amongst others, South Africa...
Topnews, South Africa, Politics, African Union
24. May 2011
The Department Of International Relations And Cooperation (DIRCO) celebrates Africa Day 2011
Pretoria - The Department of International Relations and Cooperation celebrates 2011 Africa Day, under the theme Accelerating Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development. Africa Day is...
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