Invitation to Media Representatives: Thirteeth (30th) Ordinary Session of the Executive Council

Theme: Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in the Youthrdquo;

What: THIRTEETH (30th) ORDINARY SESSION OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

When: 25-27 January 2017- 10:00

Where: Nelson Mandela Hall (NCC) – African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Who: African Union Commission

Why: The Executive Council will prepare the agenda of the AU Summit with appropriate recommendations for consideration by the Heads of State scheduled to take place from 30-31 January 2017.

Objective: The Ministers of External Affairs and other ministers or authorities designated by the governments of AU Member States will deliberate on the different reports of the Specialized Technical Committee (STCs) ministerial meetings organized by the AU Commission during the last six months. They will also adopt the report of the PRC.

The Executive Council will officially open on 25 January 2017, the session will be officially open with a welcome remarks by the Chairperson of the Executive Council, a welcome remark by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Statements by the UN Under Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the UNECA, and the Chairperson of the Executive Council, followed by a group photo of the Ministers together with the Members of the Commission.

Participants: The meeting of the Executive Council will bring together all the Ministers of the 54 African Union Member States, the Permanent Representative Committee (PRC) based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, representatives of the UNECA, Heads of AU Organs, RECs, as well as AU officials among others.

Journalists are invited to cover the Event.

For media inquiries contact: Afrah Thabit | Directorate of Information and Communication I African Union Commission I E-mail: Thabitma@africa-union.org.

Source: African Union Commission (AUC).

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