Event Date and time: Friday 12th May April, 2017 | 15:00 – 16:00
Venue details: Chatham House| 10 St James’s Square, St. James’s, London SW1Y 4LE
Organisers: Chatham House
Event website: The African Union Vision for Peace and Prosperity in Africa
Event cost: Free
H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson, African Union Commission
Chair: Jeremy Astill-Brown, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House
The African Union (AU), guided by the principles outlined in Agenda 2063, remains committed to achieving greater unity among its 55 member states as it pursues its vision of a peaceful, prosperous African continent. However, the organization faces many challenges as it works towards this goal: the effects of climate change, expanding populations and restrained economic growth are likely to exacerbate existing geopolitical tensions and affect development strategies.
At this event, H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat will discuss the AU’s current approach to these challenges, how the organization is ensuring the effective implementation of various instruments on democracy, elections and human rights, and the commitment of member states to their obligations as outlined by the AU’s Peace and Security Council.