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African Union Decision Highlights Collaboration with the Global Compact

(New York, 2 July 2008) РOn the occasion of the 11th African Union Summit, held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, on 24-28 June 2008, the Executive Council of the African Union issued a decision on the critical role of the private sector in the promotion of Africa’s regional and continental integration agenda.

The decision follows the first African Private Sector Forum jointly organized by the African Union Commission and the UN Global Compact Office on 22-23 January 2008 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The decision highlights the ongoing collaboration between the AU Commission and the Global Compact Office, and calls for "effective mechanisms to follow up on the implementation of the agreed recommendations".

Click here to download the AU Decision on Private Sector Development.

Click here for more information about the 2008 African Private Sector Forum.

Click here for the joint press release issued by the African Union Commission and the Global Compact Office on the 2008 African Private Sector Forum.

Contact

Kola Badejo
Senior Adviser on Africa
UN Global Compact Office
badejo@un.org

Matthias Stausberg
Spokeperson
UN Global Compact Office
stausberg@un.org