UN Security Council to further enhance partnerships with AU for peace

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The UN Security Council on Friday vowed to further strengthen its partnerships with the African Union (AU) for peace and security on the African continent.

A presidential statement, issued by the 15-nation UN body after an open debate on the peace and security in Africa, said, "The Security Council ... underscore the importance of developing effective partnerships between the United Nations and regional organizations, in particular the African Union, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and the relevant statutes of the regional organizations."

"The Security Council reaffirms the importance of and its commitment to strengthening its partnership with the African Union Peace and Security Council, consistent with Chapter VIII, through reviewing the degree of cooperation between them with regard to conflict prevention, resolution, peacekeeping, peacebuilding, including the maintenance of constitutional order, the promotion of human rights, democracy, and the rule of law in Africa," the statement said.

"The Security Council reiterates the need for further enhancement of regular interaction, coordination, and consultation between the United Nations and the African Union on matters of mutual interest," the statement said.

The statement continued by welcoming new tools that have been developed by the two organizations to help them collaborate more effectively, such as the UN-AU Joint Task Force on Peace and Security and the UN Office to the AU, which opened this year in Addis Ababa.

The presidential statement also acknowledged that financing remains a key challenge for the AU in its peacekeeping endeavors and expressed the Council's "determination to continue working, according to its responsibilities under the Charter, towards a more predictable and sustainable solution to these funding challenges."

The UN and AU have collaborated on several peacekeeping efforts in Africa, including the currently active African Union and United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID).

Source: Xinhua


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