Dr. Edward ADDAI, New representative of UNICEF to the African Union, presents his Letters of Credence to the Chairperson of the AU Commission

Dates: 
December 13, 2018

Dr. Edward ADDAI, New representative of UNICEF to the African Union, presents his Letters of Credence to the Chairperson of the AU Commission

Addis Abeba, 13 December 2018 – The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat received the credentials of Dr. Edward Addai, Representative of United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to the AU and UNECA, at the AU Commission Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia today.

Chairperson Faki commended the longstanding partnership between the two institutions and expressed his satisfaction on the meeting that he held with UNICEF Executive Director, Henrietta Fore, on the margins of the 2018 United Nations General Assembly in New York, USA.

Dr. Edward Addai, expressed the commitment of UNICEF to continue its support to Agenda 2063 and Africa's Agenda for Children Rights 2040. He congratulated the Chairperson for his efforts in advancing children agendas in the continent including the appointment of the AU Envoy on Youth.

Chairperson Faki further said he looked forward to UNICEF’s support of the AU 2019 annual theme, designated as the “Year of Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons in Africa: Towards Durable Solutions to Forced Displacement”.

For further information, please contact:

Mrs Christiane Yanrou-Matondo, Principal Communication Officer, Bureau of the Chairperson; E-mail: Yanrouc@africa-union.org;