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.

The main objectives of the OAU were, inter alia, to rid  the continent of the remaining vestiges of colonization and apartheid; to  promote unity and solidarity among African States; to coordinate and intensify  cooperation for development; to safeguard the sovereignty and territorial  integrity of Member States and to promote international cooperation within the  framework of the United Nations.

Indeed, as a  continental organization the OAU provided an effective forum that enabled all  Member States to adopt coordinated positions on matters of common concern to  the continent in international fora and defend the interests of Africa  effectively.

Through the  OAU Coordinating Committee for the Liberation of Africa, the Continent worked  and spoke as one with undivided determination in forging an international  consensus in support of the liberation struggle and the fight against  apartheid.

The topics to be discussed are:

Topic Area A: Comprehensive strategic plan towards silencing guns in the Continent.

Topic Area Β: Establishing decent work and economic growth; Youth Unemployment and child labor.

Member States

Algeria | Boumpoulas, Eleftherios
Angola | Orfanidou, Aglaia
Benin | Charmpi, Angeliki
Burkina Faso | Chatzidaki, Elisavet
Burundi | Sipsa, Christina
Cameroon | Vasilikou, Fragkiski
Central African Repubic | Fakos, Chrysovalantis
Chad | Touli, Eliza
Congo | Bagioti, Ioanna
Djibouti | Tektonidou, Athanasia
DR Congo | Gravvani, Maria
Egypt | Kalamata, Anna
Eritrea | Efthymiadi, Pinelopi
Ethiopia | Nousia, Aspasia Spyridoula
Gambia | Ntaouk, Asimina Evgenia
Ghana | Marinaki, Aspasia
Rapporteur / Guinea | Iordanidis, Panos
Guinnea-Buisseau | Mitili, Styliani
Kenya | Giakounti, Eleni Anna
Libya | Kakarouka, Vasileia
Madagascar | Armaou, Erasmia
Malawi | Tarali, Stavroula
Mali | Tsimpikou, Maria
Mauritania | Bilouka, Anna
Mauritius | Varelogianni, Maria
Morocco | Patoulas, Efstathios
Mozambique | Zafeiriou, Georgia - Athanasia
Namibia | Giamarellos - Bourmpoulis, Ioannis - Dionysios
Niger | Liaka, Stella
Chairperson / Rwanda | Chatzigeorgiou, Panagiotis
Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic | Alexopoulou, Konstantina
Senegal | Kefala, Loudoviki
Seychelles | Kokali, Polyxeni
Sierra Leone | Michalopoulou, Androniki
Somalia | Karavidopoulos, Nikolaos
South Africa | Vezyridou - Chatziioannidou, Anastasia - Kalliniki
South Sudan | Papadopoulou, Aikaterini
Sudan | Doumparatzi, Paraskevi
Tanzania | Kotsiopoulos, Evangelos
Togo | Kitou, Aikaterini
Tunisia | Solinara, Evridiki
Uganda | Kokkoni, Georgia
Zambia | Ceco, Angjeliqi
Zimbabwe | Psyrras, Konstantinos

Partners

China | Papadoulas, Antonios
EU | Oikonomou, Michail Panormitis
Turkey | Papakyritsi, Zoi
United States | Loukas, Georgios

Board

Chairperson / Rwanda | Chatzigeorgiou, Panagiotis
Rapporteur / Guinea | Iordanidis, Panos