Posted by: africanpressorganization | 14 April 2010

PAP Debates Report of the AUC Chairperson on the AUC Activities and Report of the AU Peace and Security Council

 

 

 

 

PAP Debates Report of the AUC Chairperson on the AUC Activities and Report of the AU Peace and Security Council

 

 

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, April 14, 2010/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Pan-African Parliament (PAP) today debated two reports presented by H.E. Dr. Maxwell M. Mkwezalamba, the AU Commissioner for Economic Affairs.

The first report, which was presented on behalf of H.E. Dr Jean Ping, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), was on the activities of the Commission for the period July to December 2009. The areas covered in the report covered the four pillars of the AUC Strategic Plan: Peace and Security; Integration, Development and Cooperation; Shared Values; and Strengthening the Institution of the Union.

The second report was on the Activities of the AU Peace and Security Council and the Peace and Security Situation in Africa during the period July 2009 to January 2010. This reports covered a number of areas. One of the issues dealt with in the report was that of the signature and ratification of the Peace and Security Council Protocol. It stated that 51 countries had so far signed the Protocol, while 44 countries had ratified it. The two countries that did not sign were Eritrea and Cape Verde.

Another area that the report covered was the activities of the Council for the said period. It also covered the peace and security situation on the continent. This includes, among others, the situations in Madagascar, Guinea, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, Somalia, Niger and the Sahrawi Republic. It also outlined the efforts of the Peace and Security Council in resolving these problems.

A debate then followed were Members had the opportunity to express their views on these two reports.  

 
 

 

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