AU

African Union

Event: Fifth Africa Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction [viewed]

The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa (UNISDR AF), the African Union (AU), and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will bring together African Governments, regional intergovernmental organizations, civil society representatives, members of academic institutions, local governments, private sector organizations, the media, and youth at the Fifth Africa Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Abuja, Nigeria. The meeting is expected to result in an African position on a Post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction (DRR) in the context of the sustainable development goals (SDGs).  

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EU-Africa Summit Outlines Actions on Peace and Security, Prosperity and People [viewed]

4th European Union EU-Africa Summit4 April 2014: Delegates to the Fourth EU-Africa Summit agreed on a Declaration outlining commitments on peace and security, prosperity and people. Leaders also adopted a declaration on migration and mobility, and a road map to frame EU-Africa relations in 2014-2017. The EU committed to provide more than €28 billion to Africa through bilateral cooperation.

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EU, Africa Leaders Stress Action on Climate Change [viewed]

4th European Union EU-Africa Summit4 April 2014: Delegates at the 4th European Union (EU)-Africa Summit adopted a Declaration that outlines commitments on peace and security, prosperity and people, including action on climate change. Leaders also agreed on a EU-Africa Ministerial Statement on Climate Change at a ministerial climate seminar, which took place in advance of the Summit.

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African Leaders Discuss Inclusive, Transformative Development [viewed]

UNECA AU30 March 2014: African ministers discussed the African Union's (AU) Agenda 2063 and emphasized the importance of inclusive, transformative development throughout the region, at back-to-back meetings in Abuja, Nigeria.

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Human Rights Commissioner Calls for Implementing Right to Development through SDGs [viewed]

OHCHR 210 March 2014: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay called for the right to development to be placed at the core of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the post-2015 development agenda, saying the time is right for its implementation.

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High-level Dialogue Report on Harnessing Innovation for Agriculture Presented at CAADP Meeting [viewed]

caadp-logo22 March 2014: The Chair's Summary of a high-level dialogue on agricultural transformation in Africa has been released under the title 'Optimism for African Agriculture and Food Systems.' In the report, meeting co-chairs, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), and Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General, reflect on the potential for rapid growth, opportunities to advance change, and steps to couple vision with action for agricultural development in the region.

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Event: Africa Clean Energy Summit [viewed]

The 2014 African Clean Energy Summit (ACES) will bring together decision makers, policymakers, industry leaders, investors, experts and media under the theme of Sustainable Energy for All. Participants from around the world are invited to explore the challenges and opportunities for renewable energy through an international exhibition, technical sessions, business forums and other concurrent activities. The event will also inaugurate the Africa Women Roundtable on Clean Energy and Energy Poverty and the Africa Children and Youth Roundtable on Clean Energy and Green Lifestyle. The African Union Commission (AUC) and Government of Nigeria are organizing the Summit, with support from various other partners.  

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Event: Fourth EU-Africa Summit [viewed]

The Fourth European Union (EU)-Africa Summit will take place under the theme 'Investing in People, Prosperity and Peace'. The Summit is an opportunity to review the EU-Africa partnership, including the Joint Africa-EU Strategy, and to highlight achievements, results and areas for further cooperation, such as on the post-2015 development framework. Participants will discuss: climate change; investment, including ways to create jobs and stimulate growth; migration, including legal and illegal migrant flows between the two continents; peace and security, including how to enhance EU support for African capacities to manage security; and education and training. The Summit is expected to adopt a declaration on EU-Africa relations.  

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Africa Environment Day Focuses on Combating Desertification [viewed]

africanunionlogo3 March 2014: Organized under the theme of 'Combating Desertification in Africa: Enhancing Agricultural Productivity and Food Security,' the 12th Annual Africa Environment Day brought into focus the negative effects of land degradation on Africa's food security.

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Common African Position on Post-2015 Agenda Launched [viewed]

UNECA AU3 March 2014: The African Union (AU) High Level Committee of Heads of State and Governments on the Post-2015 Development Agenda has launched the Common African Position (CAP) and adopted the N'Djamena Declaration on the CAP. The launch took place on 28 February 2014, in Ndjamena, Chad, following adoption of the CAP by the AU Heads of States and Government on 31 January 2014. 

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