Regional Economic Communities
The Regional Economic Communities (RECs) are regional groupings of African states and are the pillars of the AU. All were formed prior to the launch of the AU and
have developed individually and have differing roles and structures.
The purpose of the RECs is to facilitate regional economic integration between members of the individual regions and through the wider African Economic Community (AEC), which was established under the Abuja Treaty (1991). This Treaty, which has been in operation since 1994, ultimately seeks to create an African Common Market using the RECs as building blocks.
The AU recognises eight RECs namely:
• Community of Sahel–Saharan States (CEN–SAD)
• Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)
August 02, 2021
A handy reference guide that provides key information about the AU System.
March 22, 2021
Theme: ‘Arts, Culture and Heritage: Levers for Building the Africa We Want’
February 16, 2021
"Levers for Building the Africa We Want"
- February 03, 2021
November 13, 2020
Youth Silencing the Guns Intergenerational Dialogues: Policy Report 2020
September 30, 2020
As of 21 September 2020
AU STATUTORY MEETINGS From 30 September to 22 October 2020
- July 13, 2020
- July 07, 2020
June 16, 2020
1. The AU needs adequate, reliable and predictable resources to implement its programmes so as to achieve its development and integration goals. Successive Summits of the AU have since 2015, taken financial reform decisions, to ensure there is sound and predictable finances to address the historical challenges the African Union has faced. These are;
June 10, 2020
This report is authored by the African Peer Review Mechanism, a specialised entity of the African Union, in collaboration with the African Development Bank and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. It is a bi-annual publication on developments and trends in the area of sovereign credit rating services by international rating agencies among African countries.
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