(4.) Organization of African Unity
. Yaounde declaration on polio eradication in Africa.
On 25th May we commemorate the founding of the Organization of African Unity
in 1963 and that of the subsequent African Union in 2001, thereby maintaining the principles underlying the continent's unity'; says the Cuban government.
The Organization of African Unity
(OAU) which was established on 25 May 1963 after a meeting of 32 heads of African states, took a decision to change the African Freedom day to Africa Day and celebrate it annually on 25 May.
You will recall that the First Conference of Independent African States held in Accra in 1958 just one year after our independence, decided that the 15th of April will be "Africa Freedom Day." 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 headquarters of United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) are in Addis Ababa, as is the headquarters of the African Union (formerly the Organization of African Unity
), of which Ethiopia was the principal founder.
Based on a series of lectures the author gave at the Hague Academy of International Law in the summer of 2012, this volume examines the relations between Pan-Africanism and international law, focusing on the activities, practices, and attitudes of all African states towards international law and as members of Pan-African organizations like the Organization of African Unity
(OAU) and African Union (AU).
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.
He said the three-day event, with the theme "Delivering on Africa's Promise", coincides with the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Organization of African Unity
which will be celebrated later this month.
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.
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.