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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Some of those causes are beyond the capacities of any regional organization like the OAU, and some of the problems may take decades to resolve.
Maybe we will have the grace to listen to Nkrumah speaking at the founding conference of the OAU: "We cannot afford to pace our needs, our development, our security to the gait of camels and donkeys," the Ghanaian president said.
In addition to their emphasis on the promotion of education in its broader sense, the founding leaders of the OUA recommended the establishment of an institute of African Studies to be a department of the African University proposed by Ethiopia (OAU, 1963) [emphasis added].
analyzes the differences between the Constitutive Act of the AU and the Charter of the OAU, and compares and contrasts the normative and structural aspects of each.
Africa Day, formerly African Liberation Day, is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) on 25 May 1963, the precursor to the African Union (AU) established in 2002.
As it happened, the OAU ceased to exist in its original form in 2002, replaced by the African Union (AU).
In 1976, the Polisario Front declared the establishment of "the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic", which the United Nations declined to admit.However, in 1984, the OAU recognised the independence of "the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic".
A democratic South Africa was rising from the ashes of apartheid, a veritable validation of the OAU's ultimate goal of political liberation for Africa.
At the 2001 OAU Summit, African heads of state and government adopted the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) as a further vector to accelerate African economic cooperation and integration.
Our continental body, the OAU, decided in 1963 to accept the borders carved up by Europeans at the 1884 Berlin Conference.
World Refugee Day has been marked on June 20 ever since the UN General Assembly, on December 4, 2000, adopted resolution 55/76 where it noted that 2001 marked the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, and that the Organization of African Unity (OAU) had agreed to have International Refugee Day coincide.
The choice of this date is due to the fact that on 25th May 1963, the main African leaders met in Addis Abeba (Ethiopia) to formalise the birth of the Organisation fro African Unity (OAU).