AU presidents take various decisions to improve functioning of institution

The 32nd Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly, in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, which was attended by the President of the Republic, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, adopted a total of 21 decisions to improve the functioning of the institution which brings together 55 Member States.

H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo led the debate on refugees, returnees and internally displaced persons in search of durable solutions to forced displacement in Africa, and together with the other Heads of State adopted decisions on free trade on the African continent, institutional reform, the Psst-2020 Association with the European Union, the election of the African Union Table for 2019, and the election of the President of the African Union 2020.

They also decided on the reports on Peace and Security and from the High-level Committee on Libya, the State of Governance on Africa, the report from the 28th Summit of the Forum for African Peer Review Mechanism, the Katowice Climate Conference (COP 24 of the CMNUCC), and the commitments on Africa at the World Conference on Climate Change from COP25/CMP25, Reforms to the United Nations Security Council and the Report by Alianza Malaria.

The establishment of a Continental Operations Centre in Khartoum to combat illegal migration, the monitoring of the setting up of an African Migration observatory in Morocco, the cancellation of debt as a means to improve Peace, Security, Development and lasting solutions for displaced Somalis, the financing of the African Union, draft legal instruments, the galvanisation of political commitments for the elimination of female genital mutilation in Africa, and the rights and welfare of children, were some of the other decisions adopted.

The 32nd Assembly also appointed the Equatoguinean Tomasa Bisia Ela Nchama as member of the African Union Commission on International Law for a period of five years.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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