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African Union Legal Resources and Policy Documents

African Union Legal Resources and Policy Documents

In their quest for unity, economic and social development, the 32 independent African states established the Organisation of African (OAU) on 25 May 1963 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. As a vehicle to promote unity and solidarity, the OAU adopted various initiatives in many different areas which paved the way for the eventual establishment of the African Union (AU) as it exists today. For more information, please visit the AU website.

The Lagos Plan of Action and Final Act of Lagos were adopted by Heads of State and Government in April 1980 in Lagos, meeting at the Second Extraordinary Session dedicated devoted to the economic problems in Africa. This was followed by the adoption of the Treaty Establishing the African Economic Community in 1991, which seeks to create an AEC through six stages culminating in an African Common Market, using the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) as building blocks. The Treaty has been in operation since 1994.

  • Lagos Plan of Action for the Economic Development of Africa (1980-2000) (277 KB)
  • Treaty Establishing the African Economic Community (the Abuja Treaty) - June 1991 (145 KB)
  • The Abuja Treaty: Infographic (124 KB)
  • Protocol on Relations Between the AEC and the Regional Economic Communities - 25 February 1998 (143 KB)
  • Protocol to the Treaty Establishing the AEC Relating to the Pan-African Parliament - 2 March 2001 (24 KB)
  • Protocol to the Treaty Establishing the AEC Relating to the Free Movement of Persons Right of Residence and Establishment, 29 January 2018 (3.80 MB)

Transition to the African Union

On 9 September 1999, the Heads of State and Government of the OAU issued the Sirte Declaration calling for the establishment of a new African Union. The vision for the AU was to accelerate the process of integration in Africa and support the empowerment of African states in the global economy while addressing the multifaceted social, economic and political problems facing the continent amidst increasing globalisation.

Following the Sirte Summit in 1999, three summits were held to facilitate the launch and implementation of the African Union. The Lomé Summit (2000) adopted the Constitutive Act of the African Union, which specifies the objectives, principles, and organs of the AU. The Lusaka Summit (2001) drew the road map for the implementation of the AU. Finally, the Durban Summit (2002) launched the AU and convened the First Assembly of Heads of States and Government.

  • Constitutive Act of the African Union - Lomé, 2000 (PDF, 132 KB)
    • Arabic (PDF, 1.73 MB)
    • French (PDF, 145 KB)
  • Solemn Declaration of the 50th AU Anniversary - May 2013 (PDF, 1.21 MB)

Member States

The OAU was established with the 32 African states that had achieved independence at that time. Gradually, a further 21 members joined, reaching a total of 53 by the time of the AU’s creation in 2002. South Sudan became the 54th AU member in July 2011. Morocco, which had withdrawn from the OAU in 1984 following the organisation’s acceptance of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic as a member state, was reinstated during the 28th AU Summit in January 2017 as the newest member. There are currently 55 member states in the African Union – see below.

Agenda 2063

Agenda 2063 is a strategic framework for the socio-economic transformation of the continent over the next 50 years. It builds on, and seeks to accelerate the implementation of, past and existing continental initiatives for growth and sustainable development, including the Lagos Plan of Action, The Abuja Treaty, the Minimum Integration Programme, the Programme for Infrastructural Development in Africa (PIDA), the Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP), the New partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), Regional Plans and Programmes and National Plans.

  • Agenda 2063: Popular version - Final edition, April 2015 (333 KB)
    • Framework Document, September 2015 (2.66 MB)
    • Popular version - Second edition, August 2014 (478 KB)

The First Ten-Year Implementation Plan for Agenda 2063 builds upon the Agenda 2063 Framework Document adopted in January 2015, and seeks to accelerate Africa’s political, social, economic and technological transformation while continuing the Pan African drive for self-determination, freedom, progress and collective prosperity. Covering the period 2014-2023, it is the first of a series of five 10-year implementation plans to be developed to realize the vision of the “Africa We Want By 2063”.

  • Agenda 2063 First Ten-Year Implementation Plan (FTYIP) 2014-2023 (2.04 MB)
  • FTYIP: Core indicators Profile Handbook for Member States, March 2017 (1.64 MB)
  • Expert Meeting on Agenda 2063 Financing, Domestic Resource Mobilsation and Partnership Strategy: Meeting report and Summary of recommendations, December 2016 (1.00 MB)

Trade and integration-related legal and policy documents

The Department of Trade and Industry’s core mandate is to support the AU in boosting intra-African trade, fast track establishment of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), and to ensure Africa’s competitiveness in the global economy. It supports Africa’s transformation by promoting diversification and modernisation of production structures.

  • Abidjan Declaration on the Critical role of industrialization in economic transformation of African economies, March 2017 (443 KB)
  • Trade and investment for decent work, April 2017 (553 KB)
  • From Barriers to Bridges: Report of the 8th AU Sub-Committee of Directors General of Customs meeting, November 2016 (488 KB)
  • Declaration on the African Union Border Programme and measures for its consolidation, October 2016 (84 KB)
  • Decision on Free Movement of Persons and the African Passport, July 2016 (293 KB)
  • Trade in services: Case studies from Africa, December 2015 (10.12 MB)
  • African Union Commission Africa Business Directory 2015 (4.93 MB)
  • Niamey Convention on Cross-Border Cooperation, June 2014 (3.26 MB) | also available in French (2.94 MB)
    • Status of signature ratification April 2016 (12 KB)

  • Ministers of Trade Addis Ababa Declaration on WTO Issues, October 2013 (276 KB)
  • Ministers of Trade Declaration on the AGOA, October 2013 (238 KB)
  • Ministers of Trade Declaration on the EPAs, October 2013 (274 KB)
  • African Integration Fund: Draft feasibility study, October 2013 (2.82 MB)
  • Proposal for a Common and Enhanced Trade Preference System for LDCs and Low Income Countries, May 2012 (126 KB)
  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Plan for Africa Business Plan, November 2012 (3.12 MB)
  • Ministers’ Meeting: Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Plan for Africa, April 2007 (142 KB)

Agriculture and development

The Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture’s mandate is to boost AU Member States’ rural economy development and agricultural productivity by supporting the adoption of measures, strategies, policies and programmes on agriculture. The Department has three divisions – Agriculture and Food Security; Environment, Climate Change, Water, Land and Natural Resources; and Rural Economy – and key tasks include to develop programmes ensuring food security; promote rural communities’ initiatives and transfer of technologies; coordinate efforts to eradicate poverty and combat desertification and drought; promote agricultural products by small-scale producers; and support the harmonisation of policies and strategies between the RECs.

  • The Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization: A Framework for Africa (FAO/AUC, 2018) (4.50 MB)
  • Post-Harvest Loss Management Strategy, August 2018 (1.67 MB)
  • NEPAD Agribusiness Strategy and Flagship Programme (669 KB)
  • A guide for implementation of the policy framework and reform strategy for fisheries and aquaculture in Africa, July 2015 (7.61 MB)
  • Policy framework and reform strategy for fisheries and aquaculture in Africa, 2014 (2.71 MB)
  • Common African Position on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, January 2014 (232 KB)
  • CAP on Post-2015 Development Agenda booklet, March 2014 (1.15 MB)
  • Draft Declaration on Employment, Poverty Eradication and Inclusive Development in Africa, September 2014 (212 KB)
  • Declaration on Employment and Poverty Alleviation in Africa, September 2004 (42 KB)
  • Plan of Action for the Promotion of Employment and Poverty Alleviation, 2004 (54 KB)
  • Revised Follow up Mechanism for Plan of Action for the Promotion of Employment and Poverty Alleviation, September 2004 (171 KB)

Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP)

CAADP is Africa’s policy framework for agricultural transformation, wealth creation, food security and nutrition, economic growth and prosperity for all. In Maputo, Mozambique in July 2003, the AU Summit made the first declaration on CAADP as an integral part of NEPAD. CAADP aims to stimulate and facilitate increased agricultural performance through improvements in policy and institutional environments, access to improved technologies and information, and increased investment financing.

  • Revised Follow up Mechanism for Plan of Action for the Promotion of Employment and Poverty Alleviation, September 2004
  • Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme, July 2003 (6.80 MB)
  • Introducing the Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Programme (1.13 MB)
  • Country CAADP Implementation Guidelines under the Malabo Declaration, 2016 (1.56 MB) | also available in French (1.19 MB)
  • Implementation Strategy and Roadmap to Achieve the 2025 Vision on CAADP (3.64 MB)
  • Declaration on Renewed Partnership for a Unified Approach to End Hunger in Africa by 2025 under the CAADP Framework, July 2013 (174 KB)
  • Mutual Accountability Framework for the CAADP, 2011 (545 KB)

Malabo Declaration on Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation

AU Heads of States and Government meeting in June 2014 in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, adopted two Decisions and two Declarations which directly relate to CAADP and Africa’s agricultural transformation and food security agenda in the 2015-2025 decade:

  • Malabo Declaration on Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation for Shared Prosperity and Improved Livelihoods (167 KB)
  • Declaration on Nutrition Security for Inclusive Economic Growth & Sustainable Development in Africa (139 KB)
  • Decision on the Report of the Chairperson of the NEPAD HSGOC (195 KB)
  • Decision on the High Level Work Program on Climate Change Action in Africa (96 KB)
  • Synthesis of the Malabo Declaration on African Agriculture and CAADP, June 2014 (717 KB)
  • Inaugural Biennial Review Report Implementation of the Malabo Declaration: 2017 Progress Report to the Assembly – Highlights on Intra-African trade for agriculture commodities and services, January 2018 (4.18 MB)
  • Abuja Declaration on Development of Agribusiness and Agro-Industries in Africa, March 2010 (43 KB)
  • Sirte Declaration on Investing in Agriculture for Economic Growth and Food Security, July 2009 (126 KB)
  • Sirte Declaration on Challenges of Implementing Integrated and Sustainable Development in Agriculture and Water in Africa, February 2004 (34 KB)
  • Declaration on Agriculture and Food Security in Africa, July 2003 (310 KB)

Infrastructure and Energy

Infrastructure is Africa’s top priority. With low levels of intra-regional economic exchange and the smallest share of global trade, Africa is the least integrated continent in the world. Infrastructure inefficiencies are costing Africa billions of dollars annually and are stunting growth. Bridging this gap can only be achieved through regional and continental cooperation and solution finding.

  • 16 Infrastructure Projects for African Integration, August 2016 (7.93 MB)
  • One-Stop Border Posts (OSBP) Sourcebook 2nd Edition, May 2016 (5.07 MB)
  • Infrastructure Development within the Context of Africa’s cooperation with new and emerging Development Partners, 2015 (4.75 MB)

The AU Department of Infrastructure and Energy is responsible for ensuring the development of infrastructure and energy resources at the regional and continental levels. Key roles include: promoting, coordinating, implementing and monitoring programmes and policies on transport, energy, telecommunication and information in collaboration with the RECs and AU specialised institutions and agencies; facilitating private sector initiatives on infrastructure development; and advocating among development partners for programme implementation. The Department has three divisions:

Energy

The Energy sector Plans of Action covers key areas including energy technologies, policies, regulations and infrastructure development. There are several on-going projects at the continental and regional levels including PIDA, the AfDB New Deal on Energy, the Africa Clean Energy Corridor, the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI), the Programme Harmonisation of Regulatory Frameworks in the African Energy Sector, and the Programme on Africa Bioenergy Policy Framework and Guidelines.

  • AUC Bioenergy Programme Development in Africa 2010-2016 (646 KB)
  • African Energy Commission Report on AFREC Activities to the STC, March 2017 (503 KB)
  • Africa Bioenergy Policy Framework and Guidelines, August 2013 (331 KB)
  • Resolution on the Africa Bioenergy Policy Framework and Guidelines, November 2012 (778 KB)

Information society

In the emerging markets of Africa, the potential of communications technology to advance economic growth and deliver social benefits is arguably greater than anywhere else in the world. Full and inclusive access to information and communication technology (ICT) services has the potential to generate economic growth and wider social benefits, such as more competitive economies, socially inclusive growth, and more equitable development.

  • AU Declaration on Internet Governance and Development of Africa’s Digital Economy, January 2018 (235 KB)
  • Guidelines on the harmonized use of the digital dividend in Africa: Policy, technical and regulatory procedures, November 2017 (2.59 MB) | also available in French (2.63 MB)
  • AU Convention on Cyber Security and Personal Data Protection, June 2014 (13.16 MB)
    • Status of signature and ratification, June 2016 (11 KB)
  • Strategic Framework for Communication and Information Technology Development in Africa: The Comprehensive ICT Strategy for Africa 2015-2025 (513 KB)
  • Reference Framework for Harmonisation of Telecommunication and ICT Policies and Regulation in Africa, May 2008 (357 KB)
  • African Regional Action Plan on the Knowledge Economy: A Framework for Action, August 2005 (345 KB)
  • Report on the Conference of Ministers of Telecommunications and Posts, June 2008 (31 KB)
  • Plan of Action for the Development of the Postal Sector in Africa, May 2008 (39 KB)
  • Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa 2024 (2.65 MB)
  • Conference of African Ministers in Charge of Communication and Information Technologies (CITMC): Abuja Declaration, August 2010 (94 KB)
  • CITMC Oliver Tambo Declaration, November 2009 (48 KB)
  • CITMC Cairo Declaration, May 2008 (35 KB)
  • CITMC Report of Ministers’ Meeting, Cairo, May 2008 (49 KB)
  • CITMC Report and Declaration adopted in Cairo, April 2006 (185 KB)

The issue of Open Access and access to information is of growing international and regional concern, and is a topic on which African States are increasingly undertaking legislative reform. Properly implemented access to information legislation holds the promise of fostering good governance by improving information management, and by enhancing transparency, accountability and greater participation of the populace in public affairs.

  • Model Law on Access to Information: April 2013 (299 KB)
  • African Platform on Access to Information Declaration, September 2011 (210 KB)
  • Economic Benefits of Open Data in Africa - AfDB, March 2017 (758 KB)
  • Regional Anti-Corruption Programme for Africa 2011-2016 (1.06 MB)
  • African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption, July 2003 (6.85 MB)
  • African Statistical Yearbook 2017 - AfDB, AUC and UNECA
  • African Charter of Statistics, February 2009 (61 KB)
  • Standards and Guidelines for the Implementation of the African Charter on Statistics, December 2012 (9.93 MB)
  • Model Statistics Law in the Context of the African Charter on Statistics, 2016 (227 KB)
  • Methodological Guideline Integration of the Principles of the ACS and SHASA in the National Strategy for the Development of Statistics, December 2012 (235 KB)
  • African Medicines Agency Legal Framework, revised January 2017 (541 KB)
  • African Medicines Regulatory Harmonization Initiative Annual Report 2017 (180 KB)

Transport

The AU transport programme aims at ensuring that the Transport Sector contributes to the attainment of AU Agenda 2063 aspirations. In reaching this goal, the Department of Infrastructure and Energy is taking the following key actions: i) Harmonisation of sector policies, standards and regulations; ii) Facilitating development of infrastructure in major regional transport corridors; iii) Alignment of the activities of the department with AU Agenda 2063 aspirations; and iv) Monitoring and facilitation of implementation of policies, strategies and major continental integration infrastructure projects.

The current Plans of Action for the Transport Sub-sectors (modes) were adopted in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea in April 2014, by the Conference of African Ministers responsible for Transport covering the specific transport sub-sectors – civil aviation/air transport, railway transport, maritime transport, and road transport. In January 2018, the AU Commission launched the first Agenda 2063 Flagship project, the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM).

  • Progress Report on Implementation of Transport Plans of Action, March 2017 (419 KB)
  • Transport Policy Paper: Delivering sustainable transport for realising AU Agenda 2063, February 2017
  • Decision on the Adoption and Implementation of the 2050 Africa’s Integrated Maritime Strategy (2050 AIM Strategy), January 2014 (139 KB)
  • 2050 Africa’s Integrated Maritime Strategy with Annexes, 2012 version (2.04 MB)
  • Launching of the Single African Air Transport Market: Concept note, January 2018 (330 KB)
  • The Single African Air Transport Market: An Agenda 2063 Flagship Project (1.20 MB)
  • The Single African Air Transport Market: PIDA Brochure, 2017 (1.95 MB)
  • Establishment of SAATM: Updated Activity Roadmap 2016-2017 (319 KB)
  • Meeting of Experts of the Ministerial Working Group on Establishment of a SAATM: Concept note, October 2017 (313 KB)
  • Report of the Second Ministerial Working Group on SAATM, October 2016 (624 KB)
  • Ministerial Working Group on Implementation of the Yamoussoukro Decision & Establishment of SAATM: Final Communiqué, October 2016 (56 KB)
  • Ministerial Conference on Aviation Security and Facilitation in Africa: Report, April 2016 (784 KB)

Key initiatives

Boosting Intra-African Trade (BIAT)

Boosting intra-African trade and deepening regional market integration constitute a necessary response to the challenges facing Africa in the multilateral trading system and the global economy. In addition, fostering competition among African countries will assist in enhancing their capacity and prepare them to compete more effectively on the global market.

The BIAT Action Plan specifically aims at deepening Africa’s market integration and significantly increasing the volume of trade that African countries undertake among themselves. To effectively achieve this, the plan is divided into seven clusters: Trade Facilitation, Trade Policy, Productive capacities, Trade related Infrastructure, Trade Finance, Trade Information and Factor Market integration. For more on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), please click here.

  • Decision on Boosting Intra-African Trade and Fast Tracking the Continental Free Trade Area - January 2012 (PDF, 34 KB)
  • Declaration on Boosting Intra-African Trade and The Establishment of a Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) (PDF, 92 KB)
  • BIAT: Issues Affecting Intra-African Trade, Proposed Action Plan for boosting intra-African Trade and Framework for the fast-tracking of a Continental Free Trade Area (PDF, 928 KB)
  • Synthesis Paper on Boosting Intra-African Trade and Fast Tracking the Continental Free Trade Area (PDF, 72 KB)

Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA)

PIDA is a multi-sector programme covering Transport, Energy, Transboundary water and ICT dedicated to facilitating continental integration in Africa through improved regional infrastructure and is designed to support implementation of the Abuja Treaty and the creation of the African economic Community. PIDA is a joint initiative of the African Union Commission, the NEPAD Planning and Coordination Agency (NPCA), and the African Development Bank (AfDB) launched in January 2012. PIDA promotes regional economic integration by building mutually beneficial infrastructure and strengthening the ability of countries to trade and establish regional value chains for increased competitiveness.

  • Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) (708 KB)
  • PIDA Executive Summary, November 2011 (1.08 MB)

The PIDA Priority Action Plan (PIDA-PAP), which extends to 2020, comprises 51 programmes and projects divided into 433 projects covering transport, energy, ICT and trans-boundary water sectors. PIDA will allow countries to meet forecast demand for infrastructure services and boost competitiveness by: (i) Increasing efficiencies; (ii) Accelerating growth; (iii) Facilitating integration in the world economy; (iv) Improving living standards and; (v) Unleashing intra-African trade.

  • 2018 PIDA Progress Report: Summary Update (1.57 MB)
  • PIDA Priority Action Plan Progress Report, February 2017 (597 KB)
  • PIDA Progress Report 2017 (3.66 MB)
  • PIDA Progress Report 2016 (3.71 MB)

Accelerated Industrial Development for Africa (AIDA)

The leaders of Africa have in recent years shown commitment to the industrialization of the continent in both the short and long-term, and have taken a number of major initiatives to meet the challenges of development. During the January 2008 AU Summit on “the industrialization of Africa”, the Heads of State and Government endorsed and adopted the Plan of Action for the accelerated industrial development for Africa and directed the Commission of the African Union to speedily operationalize it in collaboration with development partners.

  • Action Plan for the Accelerated Industrial Development of Africa - September 2007 (PDF, 85 KB)

Africa Mining Vision (AMV)

The Africa Mining Vision, adopted by Heads of State at the February 2009 AU Summit, defines an aspiration for mining to catalyse broad, transparent, equitable and sustainable growth and socio-economic development. It is Africa’s own response to tackling the paradox of great mineral wealth existing side by side with pervasive poverty through the integration of mining into development policies at local, national and regional levels. If the AMV is to effectively support the contribution of mining to growth and development, it needs to be implemented at the country level. And at regional level, it means integrating mining into industrial and trade policy.

  • Africa Mining Vision - February 2009 (PDF, 1.82 MB)
  • Addis Ababa Declaration on Building a Sustainable Future for Africa’s Extractive Industry – From Vision to Action - December 2011 (PDF, 107 KB)
  • The Country Mining Vision (CMV) - October 2013 (PDF, 875 KB)

Institutional reform

At the 27th AU Summit in Kigali in July 2016, recognising the need to accelerate the ongoing reform of the African Union, Rwandan President Paul Kagame was tasked with preparing a report on the proposed way forward. President Kagame appointed a pan-African advisory team to assist with the review, with whom he held a series of consultative meetings to identify the AU’s strengths and shortcomings, and consider proposals for reform. He presented their report on the sidelines of the 28th AU Summit in Addis Ababa on 29 January 2017. The report highlights four action areas: i) Focus on key priorities with continental scope, ii) Realign African Union institutions to deliver against those priorities, iii) Manage the African Union efficiently at both political and operational levels, and iv) Finance the African Union ourselves and sustainably.

  • The Imperative to Strengthen Our Union: Report on the Proposed Recommendations for the Institutional Reform of the African Union (167 KB)

  • Decision on the Outcome of the Retreat of the Assembly of the African Union on the Institutional Reform of the AU (with Annex), January 2017 (302 KB)
  • AU Decision on the Progress Report on the status of implementation of the Institutional Reform of the AU, January 2018 (216 KB)
  • Decision on the Progress Report on the Implementation of the Institutional Reform of the African Union July 2018
  • African Union Administrative Reform Roadmap 2018-2021 (358 KB) | also available in French (564 KB)
  • Infographic: The institutional reform of the African Union (387 KB)

Financing the Union

The Decision on Financing of the Union was adopted by Heads of State and Government in a “Retreat on Financing of the Union” during the 27th AU Summit in Kigali in July 2016. The Decision directs all AU Member States to implement a 0.2% levy on eligible imports to finance the African Union. The purpose of the decision is to i) provide reliable and predictable funding for continental peace and security though the Peace Fund; ii) provide an equitable and predictable source of financing for the Union; iii) reduce dependency on partner funds for implementation of continental development and integration programs; and iv) relieve the pressure on national treasuries with respect to meeting national obligations for payment of assessed contributions of the Union. The Decision entered into operation in January 2017.

  • Background Paper on Implementing the Kigali Decision on Financing the Union - September 2016 (713 KB)
  • Draft Guidelines for the Implementation of the Assembly Directive on the Financing of the Union - August 2016 (295 KB)
  • Terms of reference for the Committee of Ten Ministers of Finance to participate in the preparation of the annual budget - August 2016 (263 KB)
  • Meeting of Finance Ministers on Implementation of the Kigali Assembly Decision on Financing the AU: Summary Report - September 2016 (585 KB)
  • Report of the 2nd Meeting of Ministers of Finance Committee of Ten on Implementation of the Kigali Assembly Decision on Financing the AU - October 2016 (214 KB)
  • Communiqué of the Meeting of AU Finance Ministers, August 2017 (83 KB) | also available in French (83 KB)
  • Frequently Asked Questions: Financing the Union, January 2017 (152 KB)


Cooperation between the AU and the United Nations

Cooperation between the United Nations and the African Union has greatly intensified in recent years, as demonstrated by numerous collaborative efforts in conflict prevention, mediation, peacekeeping and peacebuilding. The Declaration on Enhancing UN-AU Cooperation and Framework for the Ten-Year Capacity Building Programme was signed on 16 November 2006. Subsequently, the United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU) was established by UN General Assembly Resolution in 2010 with the mandate to enhance the UN-AU partnership.

  • Decision on the Framework for a Renewed UN-AU Partnership on Africa’s Integration and Development Agendas, 2017-2027 (64 KB)
  • Joint UN-AU Framework for Enhanced Partnership in Peace and Security, April 2017 (401 KB)
  • UN Ten-Year Capacity Building Programme 2nd Triennial Review, March 2014 (4.88 MB)
  • Review of the Ten-Year Capacity Building Programme for the AU: Report of the UN Secretary General, February 2011 (90 KB)
  • UN-AU Cooperation Framework for the TYCBP First Triennial Review, 2006-2009 (5.34 MB)
  • Cooperation between the United Nations and the African Union: Resolution adopted by UN General Assembly, September 2009 (50 KB)
  • Letter and Declaration on Enhancing UN-AU Cooperation Framework for the Ten Year Capacity Building Programme, November 2006 (373 KB)

List of AU member states

as at 1 January 2018 (in alphabetical order)
 

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic* (suspended since March 2013 pending re-establishment of constitutional order), Cape Verde, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Comoros, Congo, Djibouti, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Kenya, Libya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Niger, Rwanda, South Africa, Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.