Industrial Development of Africa
(Press Release)-The tenth Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union Heads of State and Government takes place in the capital city of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, from the 31st of January to the 2nd of February 2008.
Holding under the theme: "Industrial Development of Africa", the up coming AU Summit will feature the election of the Chairperson of the Union and other Members of the Bureaus. The election and appointment of the Chairperson and the Deputy Chairperson of the Commission as well as the Commissioners will be the high light of the Summit.
New Members of the Peace and Security Council will also be appointed during the 10th Ordinary Session of the AU Assembly.
Topical issues to be discussed during the Summit will include: the adoption of the 2008 Budget; Consideration of the Reports of the Executive Council on the Audit of the Union and the Report of the Ministerial Committee on the Union Government; the Report on the activities of the Peace and Security Council and the State of Peace and Security in Africa as well as the AIDS Watch Africa (AWA) Report. The Report of the Chairperson of NEPAD Heads of State and Government Implementation Committee will be dwelt with during the deliberations.
Meanwhile, participants at the Summit will also consider some items proposed by Member States and adopt the Decision of the 12th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council as well as the Decision and Declaration of the 10th Ordinary Session of the Assembly.
During the closing ceremony, the Chair of United Nations Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (UNSGAD) will address the Summit.
Worth recalling that, the 10th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union will be preceded by the 15th Session of the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) scheduled for 25-26 January 2008, and the 12th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council scheduled to take place from 27 - 29 January 2008.
Please find attached the draft agenda of the 10th session of the Assembly of Heads of State and the 12th Session of the Executive Council.
For more information on the Summit, please consult the AU website: http://www.africa-union.org/