African Union

The African Union (AU) is Africa's premier institution and principal organisation for the promotion of accelerated socio-economic integration of the continent, which will lead to greater unity and solidarity between African countries and peoples. The AU is based on the common vision of a united and strong Africa and on the need to build a partnership between governments and all segments of civil society, in particular women, youth and the private sector, in order to strengthen solidarity and cohesion amongst the peoples of Africa. As a continental organisation it focuses on the promotion of peace, security and stability on the continent as a prerequisite for the implementation of the development and integration agenda of Africa.

Declaration on UNCTAD and UNIDO (Assembly/AU/Decl.1 (VII)): The Seventh Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union took place from 1-2 July 2006 in Banjul, the Gambia. The Session adopted a Declaration on UN Reform with a focus on UNCTAD and UNIDO.

Ministerial Statement, 39th Session of the Commission/Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development
Ouagadougou, 15 May 2006
At the Twenty-fifth meeting of the Committee of Experts Thirty-ninth session of the Commission/Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, held in Ouagadougou from 14 - 15 May 2006, Ministers discussed a paper prepared by the Secretariat of the Economic Commission for Africa, entitled Follow-Up to the 2005 World Summit Outcome: ECA 's Response

Trade Ministers Address UNCTAD Reform
Nairobi, April 2006
The fourth session of the African Union's Conference of Trade Ministers, took place in Nairobi on 12-14 April 2006. According to reports by Martin Khor of the Third World Network, the threat to UNCTAD was extensively discussed at the Ministerial segment as well as at the meeting of senior officials

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