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المجلس التنفيذي

Composed of Ministers or Authorities  designated by the Governments of Members States. The Executive Council  coordinates and takes decisions on policies in areas of common interest to the  Member States. It is responsible to the Assembly. It shall consider issues  referred to it and monitor the implementation of policies formulated by the  Assembly.

Functions of the Executive Council

a) Prepare  the sessions of the Assembly;
b) Determine the issues to be submitted to the Assembly for  decision;
c) Coordinate  and harmonize the policies, activities and initiatives of the Union in the  areas of common interest to Member States;
d) Monitor  the implementation of the policies, decisions and Agreements adopted by the  Assembly;
e) Elect  the Commissioners to be appointed by the Assembly, as well as members of the  African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child;
f) Promote  cooperation and coordination with the RECs, the African Development Bank (ADB),  other African Institutions and the United Nations Economic Commission for  Africa (UNECA);
g) Determine  policies for cooperation between the Union and Africa’s partners, and ensure  that all activities and initiatives regarding Africa are in line with the  objectives of the Union;
h) Consider  the structure, functions and Statutes of the Commission and make  recommendations thereon to the Assembly;
i) Ensure  the promotion of gender equality in all programmes of the Union