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The 29th AU Summit kicks off with the 34th Session of the Permanent Representative Committee

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June 27, 2017

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The 29th AU Summit kicks off with the 34th Session of the Permanent Representative Committee

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 27 June 2017: Under the theme of “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in the Youth”, the 29th African Union Summit opened Tuesday 27 June 2017, at the African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with the Thirty Fourth (34th) Ordinary Session of the Permanent Representatives’ Committee (PRC).

New platform launched to galvanize and boost women’s leadership of Africa Forum organized by African Union Commission and UN Women, with the support of Germany, outlines roadmap for women in governance, peace and security

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June 02, 2017

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New York, 2 June 2017 -UN Women, the African Union Commission, and the Permanent Mission of Germany today launched the African Women Leaders Network, a ground-breaking initiative that seeks to enhance the leadership of women in the transformation of Africa with a focus on governance, peace and stability. The Network was launched following the three-day High-Level Women Leaders Forum for Africa’s Transformation, which took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 31 May to 2 June.

AU Commemorates Africa Public Service Day (APSD)

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June 21, 2017

Kigali, Rwanda 21st June 2017: The commemoration of the Continental Africa Public Service Day kicks off today 21 June 2017 in Kigali, Republic of Rwanda. This event will be celebrated till 23 June 2017, at Kigali Convention Center (KCC). The commemoration of the APSD takes place at national and continental levels. The continental celebration is a biennial event while the AU Member States are mandated to celebrate the National Day, every year.

AU mourns with Botswana following death of former President Masire

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June 23, 2017

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – 23 June 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E Moussa Faki Mahamat, wishes to extend sincere condolences to the Masire family, the Government and the people of the Republic of Botswana on the passing of Dr. Quett Ketumile Joni Masire on 22 June 2017. The late President Masire was born on 23 July 1925 and was the second President of Botswana from 1980 to 1998.

High Level Dialogue and Think Tank Forum Learning from the experience of Poverty alleviation in China and Africa China-Africa Forum

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June 21, 2017

Addis Ababa, 21 June 2017 - The African Union Leadership Academy and Zhejiang Normal University co-organized a High-Level Dialogue and Think Tank Forum titled. Fighting Against Poverty: Learning from the Experience of Poverty Alleviation in China and Africa. The forum took place on the 21st of June 2017 at African Union Conference Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

AU SAFGRAD actively represented African Union Commission (AUC) at the celebration of World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

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June 16, 2017

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso - 16 June 2017. Every year the World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) is observed to promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification. This year 2017, Ouagadougou, the Capital city of Burkina Faso hosted the UNCCD celebrations. AU SAFGRAD actively participated in the events to represent African Union Commission.

7th African Union-Turkey Senior Officials Meeting Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 19 June, 2017

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June 19, 2017

Addis Ababa, 19 June 2017 – In line with the African Union-Turkey Follow-up Mechanism, the 7th Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) was held at the Headquarters of the Commission in Addis Ababa. The purpose of the meeting was to asses and review the Strategic Partnership from the 2014 Malabo Summit to date and define the way forward for the partnership by calling for concrete multilateral projects.

Message of the AU Commission on the occasion of the World Refugee Day

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June 20, 2017

We are commemorating the 43rd World Refugee Day at a time when Africa is facing the challenge of hosting around 18.8 million forcibly displaced persons. The number of displaced persons on the continent is rapidly growing as some countries continue to face the challenge of conflicts and insecurity.

The AUC and Ministers of Trade share the Report and Outcomes of the African Union Ministers of Trade Meeting with President Issoufou Mahamadou

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June 20, 2017

Niamey, Niger – 16 June 2017 - The Third Meeting of the African Union Ministers of Trade (AMOT) co-organized by the African Union Commission (AUC) and the Government of Niger was held from 15th – 16th June 2017 in Niamey. The purpose of the meeting was to consider recommendations of the Third Meeting of the African Union Committee of Senior Trade Officials (STOs) which was held on 12th – 14th June, 2017.

President Issoufou Mahamadou calls upon African Union Ministers of Trade to stick to the deadline establishing of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA)

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June 20, 2017

Niamey, Niger – 15 June 2017. The African Union Commission in collaboration with the Government of Niger organized the third Meeting of African Union Ministers of Trade from 15-16 June 2017 in Niamey. The objective of the Meeting is to consider the report of the 3rd Meeting of Senior Trade Officials as well as the outcomes of the 6th Meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area Negotiating Forum (CFTA-NF).

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