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Elections
In the 1960s and 1970s, Africa reportedly averaged only 28 elections for the decade. By the 1990s, this had increased to 65 per decade. Between 2000 and 2005 alone, African countries held 41 elections . It is reported that in 2011, 18 countries in Africa are considered electoral democracies as compared to only four in 1991.
Democratization, Human Rights and Good Governance
The Commission has established the African Governance Architecture and Platform as the overall political and institutional framework for enhancing coordination, interaction and synergies among AU organs, institutions and RECs in promoting good governance and democracy in Africa.
Humanitarian Affairs, Refugees and Displaced Persons
The African Union has developed a draft Humanitarian Policy Framework, aimed at promoting greater legal preparedness of member-states to overcome regulatory barriers to effective cross-border disaster assistance.
Department of Political Affairs
The Department is the African Union Commission body responsible for promoting good governance, democratic principles, the rule of law and respect for human rights, as well as the participation of civil society organisations in the development of Africa. Key work includes promoting these AU shared values; implementing AU instruments on governance, elections, democracy and humanitarian affairs; coordinating AU election observation and monitoring missions; providing technical support to the electoral bodies; coordinating implementation of the African governance architecture and its platform; and implementing sustainable solutions to humanitarian and political crises, including through preventive diplomacy. The Department has two divisions: Democracy, Governance, Human Rights and Elections; and Humanitarian Affairs, Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons.
Status of Intra - Africa Trade
Status of Intra - Africa Trade
Conference of African Ministers In Charge of Integration
Apr.15.2013 - Apr.19.2013 Sixth Conference of African Ministers In Charge of Integration, 15-19 April 2013, Port Louis, Mauritius
AU-RECs-ECA-AfDB Coordination Committee
AU-RECs-ECA-AfDB Coordination Committee Eleventh Meeting, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
African Integration and Development Review
African Integration and Development Review, Vol.7 No.1, January 2014
Common African Position on the Post- 2015 Development Agenda
Common African Position on the Post- 2015 Development Agenda
Congress of African Economists
Proceedings of the Third Congress of African Economists, 6-8 March 2013, Dakar, Senegal
African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development
The 8th Joint Annual Meetings of the African Union Specialized Technical Committee on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning and Integration and the ECA Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development
African Charter on Statistics
The African Charter on Statistics is a legal instrument. Its purpose is to regulate statistical activities in the continent and serve as an advocacy tool for the development of statistics in Africa. It was adopted by the Heads of State and Government of the African Union in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) on 3 February 2009, following a participatory process in which all members of the African statistical system, African political authorities and development partners took part.
Conference of African Ministers responsible for Civil Registration
Feb.09.2015 - Feb.13.2015 The 3rd Conference of African Ministers responsible for Civil Registration
African Union Institute for Statistics
Apr.15.2013 - Apr.19.2013 Sixth Conference of African Ministers In Charge of Integration, 15-19 April 2013, Port Louis, Mauritius
African Statistical Yearbook
The 2012 African Statistical Yearbook was prepared under the overall umbrella of the African Statistical Coordination Committee set up by the principal continental organizations dealing with statistical development, namely the African Development Bank (AfDB), the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), the African Union Commission (AUC), and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) within the framework of the implementation of the Reference Regional Strategic Framewo
Fridays of the Commission
May.19.2015 Fridays of the Commission: “Towards the Third International Conference on Financing for Development: Africa’s expectations”, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Alternative Sources of Financing the African Union
Alternative Sources of Financing the African Union
African Private Sector Forum
7th African Private Sector Forum: “Actions speak louder than words” (Dec.05.2014 )
Pan African Investment Code
Pan African Investment Cod
Africa EU Partnership
Apr.21.2015 - Apr.22.2015 7th African Union Commission - European Commission College to College Meeting, European Union Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium