Assembly of the African Union, 5th Ordinary Session, Sirte, Libya, 4-5 July 2005

Sectors : Agricultural investment and production, Disaster risk reduction and reconstruction, Employment and Training, General health and health funding, International trade: market access, subsidies and aid for trade, Health systems, medicines and regulation, ICT, Gender and social development, Industry, Infrastructure General, Investment, Water and Sanitation, Domestic resource mobilisation, Peace-building and peacekeeping, Political governance, Transport, Conflict resources, Small and Light Weapons
Organisation : AU
Date made: 
2005
Level: 
Heads Of State

Commitments in: Private Sector development and financial services for the poor - Employment and Training

“We therefore resolve to:

...3. Continue to develop and effectively implement economic and social policies which are of benefit to the poor segment of the population through:

a) adopting employment-oriented and poverty reduction strategies, in particular the creation of decent work for the youth;

b) promoting rural economy and agriculture to raise the level of productivity, improve food security and enhance living conditions in rural Africa;

c) promoting the private sector, with particular emphasis on small and medium-scale enterprises;

d) Pursuit of industrial development strategy;

e) Enhancement of the competitiveness of African economies;

f) Increased investment required for the development of infrastructure and services of transport, telecommunications and energy;

g) Prudent management of natural resources and the environment;

h) Mainstreaming of gender into national development strategies and in particular, addressing the persistent and high levels of poverty among women through the implementation of the Dakar and Beijing Platforms for Action;

i) Mainstreaming trade policy into national development strategies;

j) Promoting ICT and enhancing investment in the development of physical and human capital, particularly in science and technology;

k) Investment in strengthening health systems including access to reproductive and sexual health services to ensure sustained and long-term improvement in maternal, new born and child health;

l) Enhancing social development including by giving priority to improved access and quality education, health and sanitation;

m) Combating the HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria and other diseases;

n) Designing and integrating social protection and social safety net programmes within broader national social policy frameworks and national development strategies; and

o) building of statistical capacity for policy and programme design, implementation and monitoring.”

Scope: 
Africa

Commitments in: Financing for Development - Domestic resource mobilisation

“We therefore resolve to:

...4. Mobilize additional domestic resources for financing of MDGs, thus CALL on the private sector in Africa to contribute more substantially to development on the continent and to efforts of meeting the MDGs in Africa;”

Scope: 
International, Africa

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

“We therefore resolve to:

...2. Enhance investment and development in Africa by promoting peace and security and create a conducive environment by ensuring good governance in our countries through:
a. strengthening and ensuring that regional and continental mechanisms, in particular, the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union play a central role in bringing about peace, security and stability on the continent;

b. addressing conflict and political instability on the continent, with the aim of achieving a conflict-free Africa by 2010 by prioritizing and allocating more resources to conflict prevention and post-conflict reconstruction and peace-building and to fully collaborate with regional and continental mechanisms, to ensure the speedy operationalization of the Continental Early Warning System (CEWS) and the African Stand-by Force (ASF);”

Scope: 
International, Africa

Commitments in: Governance - Political governance

“We therefore resolve to:

...2.
...d. deepening transparency and effective participatory forms of governance and strengthening democratic institutions and processes in our countries. We URGE all Member States of the Union to join, as a matter of priority, the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) as soon as possible and to strengthen the APRM process for its efficient performance."

Scope: 
International, Africa

Commitments in: Infrastructure - Transport

“We therefore resolve to:

...5. Include in the MDGs framework, transport targets and indicators adopted by the African Ministers in charge of transport and infrastructure in April 2005 with a view to accelerating the achievement of the MDGs;”

Scope: 
International, Africa

Commitments in: Other

“We therefore resolve to:

...2.
...c. becoming parties to regional, continental and international instruments relating to the prevention and combating of terrorism, transnational organized crimes, drug trafficking, the illicit trade in and proliferation of small arms and light weapons and landmines, corruption and money laundering and ensuring the effective implementation of such instruments;”

Scope: 
International, Africa