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Dr. Amani Abou-Zeid takes the Commissioner reins at the Department of Infrastructure and Energy

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April 26, 2017

Dr. Amani Abou-Zeid takes the Commissioner reins at the Department of Infrastructure and Energy

Addis Ababa, 19 April 2017: The new African Union Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, Dr. Amani Abou-Zeid, assumed office today with an all staff retreat applauding all employees, who she said are “acutely intelligent and forward-thinking” and that she will continue to empower the talented Department staff to rethink the traditional ways of doing things in their fields.

The Second Meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) Technical Working Groups (TWGs) discusses the Draft texts of the CFTA Agreement

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April 25, 2017

Nairobi, Kenya – 24 April 2017. The African Union Commission is organizing the Second Meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) Technical Working Groups from 24 April to 5 May 2017 in Nairobi. The objectives of the Meeting are amongst others, to provide inputs to the relevant annexes and appendices of the draft CFTA Agreement for the Negotiating Forum’s consideration. It is also to provide the experts with an overview of the draft legal text and appendices which will be used as inputs to the negotiations.

African Union Commission Launches Revamped Library Website

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April 25, 2017

African Union Commission Launches Revamped Library Website

Addis Ababa Ethiopia, 17 April 2017-The Knowledge Management division of the Strategic Policy Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Resource Mobilization (SPPMERM) directorate launched on 13th April, 2017, during the Staff Association’s General Assembly meeting, a Library’s revamped website, in the presence of H.E. Mr. Thomas Kwasi Quartey, Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Commissioners, Directors, and over 400 staff of the Commission.

UN-AU leaders sign Framework for Enhancing Partnership in Peace and Security and stress strengthening their partnership

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April 21, 2017

New York, USA 19 April 2017: The United Nations Secretariat and the African Union Commission held their annual conference today at the UN Headquarters in New York. “Strengthening UN-AU Partnership” was at the centre of the discussions this year. At the occasion, the UN Secretary General H.E. Antonio Guterres and the AUC Chairperson H.E. Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat signed a Joint UN-AU Framework for Enhancing Partnership in Peace and Security.

African Union Commission Urges Africa to Support Candidates Endorsed for Positions within the International System and to Vote as One Bloc to Increase Its Chances of Winning

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April 21, 2017

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 20 April 2017- The African Union Commission Deputy Chairperson H.E Mr Kwesi Quartey has urged Africa to practically demonstrate its unity by putting its support behind the candidates endorsed for positions within the international system. He called on Africa to vote as one united bloc to increase its chances of winning.

AU Commission Chairperson welcomes appointment of new UNDP Administrator

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April 20, 2017

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – 20 April 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, has welcomed the appointment of Mr. Achim Steiner as the new Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

The appointment of Mr. Achim Steiner was confirmed on 19 April 2017, by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, following his nomination by the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. He takes over from Ms. Helen Clark, who served in that position since 2009, in two successive four-year terms.

CIDO Conducts Tourism Meeting With SKAL International

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April 07, 2017

April 7, 2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia --- An initial exchange of information focusing on tourism was conducted between CIDO’s leadership and Skal International at the headquarters of the AU on Friday, April 7 2017.

Delegations led by Ahmed El Basheer, Acting Director, CIDO (Civil Society and Diaspora) and David J. Fisher, Skal International President, met to share background on the structure, purposes, and long range plans of both organizations.

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