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Key Decisions of the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (January 2019)

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February 11, 2019

DECISION ON THE AFRICAN CONTINENTAL FREE TRADE AREA (AfCFTA)

Assembly:

  • Endorsed the recommendations of African Union Ministers of Trade on:

- Template on Tariff Liberalization which will be used by Member States in preparing the AfCFTA Schedules of Tariff Concessions; and

- the designation of Sensitive Products and Exclusion List on the basis of the following criteria: food security, national security, fiscal revenue, livelihood and industrialization.

The 32ND African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government Summit Kicks Off

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February 10, 2019

10 February 2019 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - The supreme organ of the African Union (AU), the Assembly, which comprises Heads of State and Government of all the 55 African countries, has begun its 32nd ordinary session. The Assembly meeting is the culmination of the Union’s statutory meetings and was preceded by the meetings of the Executive Council and the Permanent Representatives Committee.

Among the responsibilities of the Assembly are to determine the AU’s policies, establish its priorities, adopt its annual programme and monitor the implementation of its policies and decisions.

Unveiling Ceremony of the Statue of Emperor Haile Selassie

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February 10, 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY/ 32nd AU SUMMIT

Unveiling Ceremony of the Statute of Emperor Haile Selassie

What: Unveiling Ceremony of the Statute of Emperor Haile Selassie.

Who: This event is organized by the African Union.

When: The statue will be unveiled during the Assembly of the Heads of State and Government on Sunday, 10th February 2019 starting at 11:00 a.m.

Where: AU New Complex, African Union HQ.

Why: The commemorative statue of Emperor Haile Selassie is an important

African Union to host ‘Africa Leadership Meeting: Investing in Health’

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February 09, 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY

African Union to host ‘Africa Leadership Meeting: Investing in Health’

African leaders will gather ahead of the 32nd African Union Summit, to launch a new initiative aimed at increasing commitments for health and accelerating path towards Universal Healthcare Coverage

What: African Heads of State and Government, business leaders and global health organisations will gather on 9 February 2019 in Addis Ababa to launch a new initiative designed to help deliver increased, sustained and more impactful financing for health across Africa.

African Union Action Plan towards Eradication of Child Labour and Modern Slavery on the Continent

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February 14, 2019

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 14 February, 2019: The 2016 Global Estimates of Child Labour indicate that Africa is the region of high prevalence of child labour. One-fifth (20%) of all African children are involved in child labour, a proportion more than twice as high as in any other region. Nine per cent of African children are in hazardous work, again highest of all the world’s regions.

African Union Commission Expands its knowledge Resource Capacity

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February 09, 2019

Addis Ababa, Febuary 09 2019: The Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission Amb. Kwesi Quartey has received a donation about 22,000 books from “Books for Africa” organization. Under the theme “Promoting Reading Culture in Africa”, the books on various disciplines will enrich the resource capacity of the African Union Commission library and greatly impact the quality of its knowledge products. The African Union Commission library is a resource centre for the staff of the Commission, AU Organs and the member states.

African Union Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Excellence Awards 2018 EDITION

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February 11, 2019

Addis Ababa 11th February 2019: The African Union gave out the Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence for the continental and regional winners during the 2019 Assembly of the Heads of State and Government. H.E Prof. Sarah Anyang Agbor, Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology said that the African Union Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Excellence Awards are awarded at three levels - national, regional and continental with the objective to honour the African men and women who have distinguished themselves through their contribution in Science for African development.

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