Assembly of the African Union, 1st Ordinary Session, Decisions and Declarations, Durban, South Africa 9-10 July 2002

Sectors : Peace-building and peacekeeping, Regional cooperation and integration, Institutional development
Date made: 
Heads Of State


Commitments in: Peace and security - Peace-building and peacekeeping

“The Assembly:

...3. ADOPTS the Protocol on the establishment of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union and CALLS UPON all Member States to sign and ratify the Protocol so as to ensure its early entry into force;...”


Commitments in: Governance - Institutional development

“We, Heads of State and Government of Member States of the African Union...


DECIDE to proclaim 2002-2011 the “DECADE FOR CAPACITY BUILDING IN AFRICA” and solemnly:

AFFIRM our determination to ensure that local Capacity Building features prominently in the development policies of our respective countries;

AGREE to demonstrate greater commitment to Capacity Building on the continent by pooling our resources and capacities, and allowing our people to take ownership of their development process;

FURTHER AGREE to promote the multilateral organisations, particularly those based in Africa, namely the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) whose task is to strengthen and develop capacities on the Continent;”