Kigali, Rwanda, 18 July 2016: The African Economic Platform (AEP) has been formally launched at the 27th AU Summit in Kigali. The AEP, which will bring together African heads of state, captains of industry and academics to openly discuss the continent’s economic future and practical actions required in the implementation of priorities outlined in Agenda 2063, was adopted by African heads of state as a Summit Decision.
“The Contributions of the Maputo Protocol on Women’s Rights in Achieving Gender Equality in Africa: Stocktaking, Opportunities and Accountability”
Kigali, Rwanda: 16 November 2016 – In line with the priority areas for the First Ten-Year Implementation Plan for Agenda 2063 (2014 - 2023) regarding good governance including capable institutions and transformative leadership; human rights; justice and the rule of law, the consultation which involves the efforts of the Department of Political Affairs of the African Union Commission, together with Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), supported by International Alert (IA) and International IDEA concluded today.
Consultative Meeting with MPS, Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Civil Society to Promote Constitutionalism, Rule of Law and Good Governance through the AU Instruments
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Date: 14-16 November 2016
Press Release Addis Ababa – 21 July, 2016: The African Union Commission, in the margins of the 27th AU Summit in Kigali, launched the first ever report on the “Implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Africa”.
Kigali, Rwanda 18 July 2016 - The 27th African Union (AU) Summit came to a successful conclusion on Monday, July 18, 2016, with Heads of State and Government from AU Member countries making a common call for togetherness, inclusive growth and economic develop through Agenda 2063.
The Heads of State also adopted recommendations of the Retreat on financing the Union, which seeks to empower the Union by driving it towards financial independence and external influences.
Kigali, Rwanda - 17 July 2016 - The Twenty seventh (27th) Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government kicked off on 17 July 2016 at the Kigali Convention Centre (KCC), Rwanda, with a strong call for unity and love for the continent. The opening ceremony was marked by a symbolic act of Pan-Africanism with the launch of the African Union (AU) passport aimed at facilitating the free movement of people on the continent. H.E. Mr.
Kigali, 10 July 2016 - Opening up the market for Africa, liberalization of the economies and facilitating free movement of people across the continent are among the identified factors that will drive continent’s economic growth and development.
H.E Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma the Chairperson of the African Union Commission while addressing the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) of the African Union observed that it was imperative for countries to cooperate and open up the market.
Kigali, Rwanda 7 July 2016- The Republic of Rwanda will host from 10 to 18 July 2016, the 27th Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) under the theme: “2016: Year of Human Rights with a particular focus on the Rights of Women”. The newly constructed Convention Centre dubbed (KCC) has given a facelift to the capital city, Kigali. All the major streets are colourfully carrying visual branding of the summit artworks with messages to popularise the vision of the African Union and its development Agenda 2063.