AU-UN / Establishment of the AU-UN Panel pursuant to Security Council resolution 1809 (2008) / Statement Attributable to a Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General
NEW YORK, USA, September 12, 2008/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Union-United Nations Panel to consider how the international community can support African Union peacekeeping operations established under a United Nations mandate was established, pursuant to Security Council resolution 1809 (2008) and following consultations with the African Union Commission
Mr. Romano Prodi (Italy) was appointed to chair the Panel of distinguished persons, which will include Mr. James Dobbins (United States); Mr. Jean-Pierre Halbwachs (Mauritius); Ms. Monica Juma (Kenya); Mr. Toshi Niwa (Japan) and Mr. Behrooz Sadry (Iran).
The Panel will consider lessons from past and current African Union peacekeeping efforts and explore possible options to enhance the predictability, sustainability and flexibility of resources for African Union peacekeeping operations mandated by the Security Council.
Members of the Panel will travel to New York on 15 September to meet with the Secretary-General and begin their deliberations. The Panel’s report is scheduled to be submitted to the Security Council by the end of the year.
SOURCE : UNITED NATIONS