Tuesday, January 31, 2017

African Union Summit Succesfully Ends in Ethiopia

(Jan 31,2017, (Addis Ababa))--Kigali, Rwanda 18 July 2016 - The 27th African Union (AU) Summit came to a successful conclusion on Monday, July 18, 2016, with Heads of State and Government from AU Member countries making a common call for togetherness, inclusive growth and economic develop through Agenda 2063.

The Heads of State also adopted recommendations of the Retreat on financing the Union, which seeks to empower the Union by driving it towards financial independence and external influences. H.E Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, presented Gender Scorecards in various categories ranging from socio-economic and political performance of development at national level.

Rwanda, Algeria, South Africa and Tunisia were awarded horrific prices in recognition for their outstanding efforts in the promotion of women rights and gender equality. According to the AUC Chairperson, almost all AU Member States have achieved at least one of the AU gender related goals, such as promotion of health, education, employment and social welfare of women in their countries.

“African countries should maintain this spirit of togetherness and start working together on action plans to foster economic development for the entire continent. This Summit has indicated that we can achieve great things and overcome all challenges if we work in unity”, said Dr. Dlamini Zuma.   Read more from African Union »

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