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Constitutive Act of the African Union

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Regional/restricted
Date
Jul 11, 2000
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-001337)
Title (French)

Acte Constitutif de l'Union Africaine

Place of adoption
Lome
Depository
AU African Union
Language
Arabic, English, French, Portuguese
Entry into force
May 26, 2001
Subject
Environment gen., Wild species & ecosystems
Geographical area
Africa
Abstract

Objectives: To promote peace, democratic principles and institutions, popular participation and good governance, to establish the necessary conditions, which enable the continent to play its role in the global economy and in international negotiations and to promote sustainable development.

Summary of provisions: This Act replaces the Charter of the Organisation of African Unity (art. 33). Article 4 defines the principles, which are to guide the action of Member States. Articles 5 to 23 define the organs of the Union, their functions and their modus operandi. These include inter alia an Executive Council, the Pan African Parliament, a Court of Justice and Financial Institutions. The Executive Council is inter alia to co-ordinate and take decisions on policies in areas including, forestry, water resources and environmental protection (art. 13). Specialised Technical Committees are also established, including one on industry, science and technology, energy, natural resources and the environment (art. 14.1)

(Source: IUCN ELC, 08.2005) *Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic joint contract at 2000-07-12 (see at AUwebsite)

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Website
www.africa-union.org
www.au.int

Country/Territory/Participant

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Countries Entry into force Ratification * Simple signature
Algeria
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cabo Verde
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Congo
Congo, Dem. Rep. of
Côte d'Ivoire
Djibouti
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Eswatini, Kingdom of
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Rwanda
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Sudan
Tanzania, Un. Rep. of
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe

* [1] Ratification [2] Accession/approbation [3] Acceptance/approval [4] Succession [5] Consent to be bound [6] Definite signature

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