Executive Council of the African Union, 18th Ordinary Session, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 24 - 28 January 2011

Sectors : Regional cooperation and integration, Political governance, Human Rights, Energy, Food security
Organisation : AU
Date made: 
2011
Level: 
Ministerial

Commitments in: Development partnerships - Regional cooperation and integration

“DECISION ON THE REPORT OF MEMBER STATES’ EXPERTS CONSULTATIONS ON THE THEME OF THE SIXTEENTH ORDINARY AU ASSEMBLY “TOWARDS GREATER UNITY AND INTEGRATION THROUGH SHARED VALUES”

The Executive Council,...

...3. ENDORSES the strengthening of the African Governance Architecture, through the launch of the Governance Platform as an informal and non-decision making mechanism to: foster exchange of information; facilitate the elaboration of common positions on governance; strengthen the capacity of Africa to speak with one voice;...

...8. ENDORSES the Draft Declaration on the Summit Theme and DECIDES that it will be submitted to the Assembly for consideration and adoption....”

 
Scope: 
Africa

Commitments in: Governance - Human Rights

“DECISION ON THE REPORT OF THE SECOND SESSION OF THE AFRICAN UNION CONFERENCE OF MINISTERS OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

The Executive Council,...

...2. ENDORSES the recommendations of the Second Session of CAMSD2 and, in particular, the following:

i) The implementation of the Social Policy Framework for Africa should be accelerated at national, regional and continental levels;

ii) The African Decade of Persons with Disabilities should be extended to 2019;

iii) The decisions of the Extra Ordinary Session of the Governing Board of the African Rehabilitation Institute (ARI) should be implemented regarding the immediate financial and administrative management and restructuring of ARI to make it respond to the needs of the Persons with Disabilities more effectively, and for the Institute to play a leading role in implementing the extended Decade;

iv) The Advisory Council on Ageing should be established;

v) Member States should annually submit, to the Commission, the completed Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for the Implementation of the Call for Accelerated Action, and Plan of Action Towards Africa Fit for Children;...”

 
Scope: 
Africa

Commitments in: Infrastructure - Energy

“DECISION ON THE REPORT OF THE AFRICAN UNION CONFERENCE OF MINISTERS RESPONSIBLE FOR ENERGY

The Executive Council,

...3. ENDORSES the Declaration and the Resolutions on All Africa Energy Week and on the Study on Solar Energy of the Sahara Desert adopted by the Maputo Ministerial Conference on 5 November 2010;

4. ENDORESES ALSO CEMA as a Central Continental Coordination Organ for energy policies, which will assume the functions of all the African Ministerial Conferences and Forums in charge of energy in Africa;

...6. ENDORESES the All Africa Energy Week as a framework for assessing the progress achieved in the area of regional energy infrastructure development and services, consensus building on emerging issues, and high level coordination of all energy sector players and stakeholders. The CEMA meeting and All Africa Energy Week shall take place every two years;...”

 
Scope: 
Africa

Commitments in: Agriculture - Food security

“DECISION ON FOOD SAFETY

The Executive Council,...

...4. ENDORSES the referential and Guide developed under the Africa-EU BTSF Africa program and the program for a Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) at the African Organization for Standardization (ARSO) and REQUESTS the Commission to step up efforts towards ensuring that food safety is treated as an integral component of food and nutrition security in Africa;...”

 
Scope: 
Africa