Summit of the Organisation of African Unity, Yaounde, Cameroon, 8-10 July 1996 – Declarations

Sectors : Peace-building and peacekeeping
Organisation : AU
Date made: 
Heads Of State
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Commitments in: Peace and security - Peace-building and peacekeeping

“... - We welcome the creation in June 1993 of the OAU Mechanism for Conflict Prevention. Management and Resolution which is already contributing significantly towards improving the 0rganization’s capacity to prevent conflicts and maintain peace in Africa;...

... - We equally commit Member States to urgently examine all concrete, pragmatic and feasible recommendations of the Secretary-General aimed at further strengthening the present operational capacity of the Mechanism; making its decisions more binding; providing it with adequate financial capacity; improving cooperation and coordination between the Mechanism and the UNO on the one hand, and African Sub-Regional Organizations on the other; codifying and subsequently using traditional African methods of conflict resolution; associating, where possible, the civilian society and its offshoots with the conflict resolution process, notably by systematic recourse to eminent African personalities.”