Online Resources – The African Union

The advent of the African Union (AU) can be described as an event of great magnitude in the institutional evolution of the continent. On 9.9.1999, the Heads of State and Government of the Organisation of African Unity issued a Declaration (the Sirte Declaration) calling for the establishment of an African Union, with a view, inter alia, to accelerating the process of integration in the continent to enable it play its rightful role in the global economy while addressing multifaceted social, economic and political problems compounded as they are by certain negative aspects of globalisation. Taken from AU in a nutshell.


AU Handbook – African Union

African Union – Encyclopedia Britannica

The African Union – Council on Foreign Relations

Introduction to the Norms and Institutions of the African Union – NYU Law Global/GlobaLex

Civic Freedom Monitor: African Union – Center for Non-for-Profit Law

African Union – Nuclear Threat Initiative

AU Up Close

AU’s Constitutive Act

AU Member State Profiles

AU Organs

AU’s Agenda 2063

How important is The African Union?

AU Opinions

What is the African Union and has it proven to be successful?

Seven Priorities For African Union in 2018

Why Do We Need The African Union Report

Chatham House Report – The African Union’s Role in Promoting Peace, Security and Stability: From Reaction to Prevention

The African Union’s Mechanisms for Gender Mainstreaming and Ensuring Women’s Participation and Representation

AU Visual Resources

African Union Cybersecurity Profile: Seeking a Common Continental Policy

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