African Union Challenges debated during a conference organized by the Amadeus Institute on March 1, 2019, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
The Amadeus Institute is organizing a conference that will be held on Friday, March 1st, 2019 to discuss: « African Union Challenges: Building a strong continental integration », at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
This conference will gather renowned American and African experts as well as Ambassadors Permanent Representatives of African countries to the United Nations to discuss the continental organization that is being reformed, particularly since the initiative of Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame. The will to turn Africa to a haven of peace and prosperity is following its path in a difficult political context during which Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi took over the chairmanship of the African Union for 2019.
The speakers of the conference will first talk about the continent’s major challenge during a panel entitled: « Peace and stability: What strategy to better address current threats ? ». They will discuss the different ways to reinforce the mechanisms that will allow tackle the risks of instability caused by terrorism, internal conflicts and cross-borders threats of various origins.
The experts will then discuss the African Free Continental Trade Area signed on March 21, 2018 by 44 Heads of African States in Kigali, of which many have still to ratify it. This agreement represents an important moment of the Continent Economic History and the Panel « The African Free Continental Trade: a necessary step for African emergence » will be a great opportunity to think about the needed measures for its fulfillment.