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African Union

Area of Expertise: The Objectives of the African Union (AU)

* To achieve greater unity and solidarity between the African countries and the peoples of Africa;
* To defend the sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of its Member States;
* To accelerate the political and socio-economic  integration of the continent;
* To promote and defend African common positions on issues of interest to the continent and its peoples;
* To encourage international cooperation, taking due account of the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights;     * To promote peace, security, and stability on the continent;
* To promote democratic principles and institutions, popular participation and good governance;
* To promote and protect human and peoples' rights in accordance with the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights and other relevant human rights         instruments;
* To establish the necessary conditions which enable the continent to play its rightful role in the global economy and in international negotiations;
* To promote sustainable development at the economic, social and cultural levels as well as the integration of African economies;
* To promote co-operation in all fields of human activity  to raise the living standards of African peoples;
* To coordinate and harmonize the policies between the existing and future Regional Economic Communities for the gradual attainment of the objectives of       the Union;
* To advance the development of the continent by promoting research in all fields, in particular in science and technology;
* To work with relevant international partners in the eradication of preventable diseases and the promotion of good health on  the continent

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Postal Address:

P.O. Box 3243, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Phone: +251-11-5517700
Fax: +251-11-5511299
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