Posted by: africanpressorganization | 5 March 2010

African Union / Press conference on civilians protection in conflict areas

 

 


 

 

African Union / Press conference on civilians protection in conflict areas

 

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, March 5, 2010/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A Press Conference on the Protection of Civilians in Conflict Zones is scheduled take place today Friday 5 March 2010, at 12.00 noon, in the Media Centre of the African Union Conference Centre.

 

The Press Conference at the headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is within the framework of the just ended International Symposium on the Protection of Civilians in Conflict Zones held in Addis Ababa from 2-5 March 2010, under the Chairmanship of Dr Salim Ahmed Salim, former Secretary General of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) and former Prime Minister of Tanzania.

 

Organized by the African Union, in collaboration with the Australian Government, the aim of the Symposium was to consider the African Union Draft Guidelines for the Protection of Civilians by Peace Support Missions as well as review the steps that have been taken by peace support operations to provide protection to civilians (POC) in the African context, amongst others.

 

 The Press Conference will be addressed by:

 

Dr Salim Ahmed Salim, former Secretary General of the Organisation of African Unity and former Prime Minister of Tanzania.

 

Mr. Sivuyile Bam, Head of Peace Support Operations Division, Department of Peace and Security, African Union;

 

Mr. Michael Smith, Executive Director of Asia Pacific Civil-Military Center of Excellence, Australia.

 

Journalists are invited to cover and participate in the Press Conference today 12.00 noon. AU Media Center.

 

SOURCE 

African Union Commission (AUC)


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