Organs of the African Union

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The African Union is governed by organs as per Article 5 of the Constitutive Act of the African Union. [1]

African Union Supranational union

The African Union (AU) is a continental union consisting of 55 member states located on the continent of Africa, with exception of various territories of European possessions located in Africa. The bloc was founded on 26 May 2001 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and launched on 9 July 2002 in South Africa. The intention of the AU is to replace the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), established on 25 May 1963 in Addis Ababa by 32 signatory governments. The most important decisions of the AU are made by the Assembly of the African Union, a semi-annual meeting of the heads of state and government of its member states. The AU's secretariat, the African Union Commission, is based in Addis Ababa.

The Constitutive Act of the African Union sets out the codified framework under which the African Union is to conduct itself. It was signed on 11 July 2000 at Lomé, Togo. It entered into force after two thirds of the 53 signatory states ratified the convention. When a state ratifies the Constitutive Act, it formally becomes a member of the AU. All 53 signatory states have ratified the document.

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Assembly of the Union

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Assembly in session

Executive Council

Pan-African Parliament

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Gallagher Estate in Midrand, South Africa

Court of Justice

Commission

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The commission's headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Permanent Representatives Committee

Specialized Technical Committees

ECOSOCC

Financial Institutions

Peace and Security Council

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Burundian soldiers training prior to their deployment to serve in Somalia

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References

  1. "Constitutive Act of the African Union" (PDF). African Union. 2000. Retrieved 2 February 2014.