Assembly of the African Union, 2nd Ordinary Session, Maputo, Mozambique, 10-12 July 2003

Sectors : Food security, Agricultural investment and production, General health and health funding, Health systems, medicines and regulation, HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Other Preventable Diseases, TB
Organisation : AU
Date made: 
2003
Level: 
Heads Of State

Commitments in: Agriculture - Food security

“We, the Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU)...

...Resolve to:

...6. ENSURE the establishment of regional food reserve systems, including food stocks, linked to Africa’s own production, and the development of policies and strategies under the African Union and the RECs, to fight hunger and poverty in Africa.”

Scope: 
Africa

Commitments in: Agriculture - Agricultural investment and production

“We, the Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU)...

...Resolve to:
1. REVITALIZE the agricultural sector including livestock, forestry and fisheries through special policies and strategies targeted at small scale and traditional farmers in rural areas and the creation of enabling conditions for private sector participation, with emphasis on human capacity development and the removal of constraints to agricultural production and marketing, including soil fertility, poor water management, inadequate infrastructure, pests and diseases.

2. IMPLEMENT, as a matter of urgency, the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) and flagship projects and evolving Action Plans for agricultural development, at the national, regional and continental levels. To this end, we agree to adopt sound policies for agricultural and rural development, and commit ourselves to allocating at least 10% of national budgetary resources for their implementation within five years.

... 4. ENGAGE in consultations at national and regional levels with civil society organizations and other key stakeholders, including the small-scale and traditional farmers, private sector, women and youth associations, etc., aimed at promoting their active participation in all aspects of agricultural and food production;

5. ENSURE, through collaborative efforts at the national and regional levels, the preparation of bankable projects under CAADP for the mobilization of resources for investment in agricultural growth and rural development;”

Scope: 
Africa

“We, the Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU)...

...Resolve to:

...7. ACCELERATE the process of establishing the African Investment Bank, as provided for in the Constitutive Act of the African Union, which should give priority to investment in agricultural production.”

Scope: 
Africa

Commitments in: Health - General health and health funding

“We...

...Reaffirm our commitment to achieving the goals we set concerning health sector financing in our States and recommit ourselves to meet the target of 15% of national budget to be allocated to health. We reiterate our readiness to mobilize more internal resources for this struggle, in partnership with the private sector, civil society and all other stakeholders...

...WE, THEREFORE, SOLEMNLY:

1. REAFFIRM the commitments enshrined in the Abuja Declaration and Plan of Action on Roll Back Malaria, and the Abuja Declaration and Framework Plan of Action on HIV/AIDS, TB and ORID and REITERATE our commitment to intensify and consolidate efforts for their implementation...

...5. COMMIT OURSELVES to promote partnerships with the private sector and relevant UN Specialised Agencies, pharmaceutical companies and other partners to increase local and regional capacity for production and distribution of affordable generic pharmaceuticals for the management of HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria and ORID – the diseases with the highest impact on Africa’s socio-economic development;

6. RESOLVE to continue to support the implementation of the Plan of Action for the AU Decade for African Traditional Medicine (2000 – 2010), especially research in the area of treatment for HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria and ORID.”

Scope: 
Africa

Commitments in: Other

“We, the Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU)...

...Resolve to:

8. INTENSIFY cooperation with our development partners to address the effect of their subsidies, to ensure their support to market access for Africa’s exports, and to realize the African Union’s vision of a prosperous and viable agricultural sector as envisaged under the NEPAD framework and Millennium Development Goals.”

Scope: 
Africa