Organization of African Unity


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Organization of African Unity

A defunct international organization that promoted economic and political cooperation among African states. Its goals included eliminating colonialism and achieving greater independence from former imperial powers. It was established in 1963 and disbanded in 2002. Its successor organization is the African Union.
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Now the Organization of African Unity has also decided that the anniversary of the signing of its Charter in May, 1963 shall be "Africa Liberation Day.
The AU chairman warmly welcomed Wang as the Chinese special envoy on the occasion of the AU summit being held here to mark the 50th anniversary of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the predecessor to the AU.
Morocco has lined up a series of events to celebrate the Africa Day, which this year coincides with the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), now the African Union (AU).
SUNA learned that the extraordinary summit will witness honoring a number of the African leaders who contributed to the foundation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) and the African Union.
In an interview with MAP, the minister recalled that "Morocco was a founding-member of the Organization of African Unity (now known as the African union) and remains proud of its African identity", adding that "membership to any entity or grouping will not be at the expense of its territorial integrity and sovereignty over all of its lands.
The Sudanese official emphasized the leading role his country plays in the AU and the predecessor Organization of African Unity (OAU) to bring peace and stability to the continent.
He then reviews the process of establishing the African Union and compares the Constitutive Act of the African Union with the Charter of the Organization of African Unity and the (failed) Treaty Establishing the African Economic Community.
The absence of Maghreb leaders from the Addis Ababa Summit was not surprising: Morocco is no longer a member state of the African Union, since its withdrawal from the Organization of African Unity in 1984.
In a message addressed to officials and members of the AU's predecessor, the Organization of African Unity (OAU), Koizumi expressed hope that the new framework of African integration will be as effective as the OAU.
A comprehensive Organization of African Unity peace plan is on the table.
We want to be heard but people don't want to listen," said Vijay Makhan, representing the Organization of African Unity.
In the African Region of the World Health Organization (WHO), eradication efforts were accelerated following supporting resolutions by WHO's Regional Committee for Africa in 1995 [2,3] and the Organization of African Unity in 1996 [4].

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