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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The founding leaders of the OAU which include some of the prominent students of culture and society, such as Leopold Sedar Senghor, Kwame Nkrumah, Jomo Kenyatta, Julius Nyrere, just to mention a few, considered that cultural policies are essential for cooperation among the newly independent African States.
The OAU aims to promote the unity and solidarity of African States, co-ordinate and intensify their cooperation and efforts to achieve a better life for the peoples of Africa, defend their sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence, eradicate all forms of colonialism from Africa, promote international co-operation, giving due regard to the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and co-ordinate and harmonize members' political, diplomatic, economic, educational, cultural, health, welfare, scientific, technical and defense policies.
A National Preparatory Committee has already set up a programme of events to celebrate the OAU Golden Jubilee of the founding of the OAU.
9) The OAU generally followed the principles of "[n]on-interference in the internal affairs of States" and "[r]espect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of each State and for its inalienable right to independent existence," in line with the OAU Charter.
Also while UI method of RECON was input manually (The only available option they had at long run after other methods have faded), OAU employed both keying manually and Resource Database on the ground that such method saved cataloguers time.
The OAU remarked on these changes in 1990 through the "Declaration on the Political and Socio-Economic Situation in Africa and the Fundamental Changes Taking Place in the World.
A seminar organised by the OAU in 1996 on the establishment of an early warning system (but which was never fully implemented) inter alia came to the following conclusions: (32)
Based on OAU documents, newspaper reports and interviews with diplomats and military officers, the book gives an overview of the legal, procedural and institutional issues involved.
The ambitious proposals aim to turn the AU into something far more effective than the OAU.
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.
The ambassadors, charged with implementing the New Partnership for Africa's Development (Nepad), will report on their deliberations when the OAU meets in South Africa in July and is transformed into the African Union.
Four senior jurists all recommended on behalf of the OAU that the appeal court ought to allow the appeal, set aside the sentence and discharge the appellant.