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UNOAU

United Nations Office to the African Union
Location:
Ethiopia
Headquarters:
Addis Ababa
Established: June 2010
Secretary General António Guterres (right) and Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, shake hands after signing Joint UN-AU Framework for Enhancing Partnerships on Peace and Security.
Secretary-General António Guterres and Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the AU Commission. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

The United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU), established by the General Assembly in 2010, is mandated to enhance the partnership between the United Nations and the African Union in the area of peace and security. The Office is also tasked to provide coordinated and consistent United Nations (UN) advice to the African Union (AU) on both long-term capacity-building and short-term operational support (A/64/762).

 

The strategic cooperation between the African Union and the United Nations is manifested in the multiple consultative mechanisms on peace and security challenges in Africa, including on early warning, conflict prevention and resolution. UN, AU as well as the Regional Economic Communities and Regional Mechanisms increasingly work together at all levels, and on a wide range of issues from capacity development and policy design to crisis response operations.

 

For an overview on the UN-AU partnership, click here.

Leadership

Special Representative: Hanna Tetteh

 

Staffing

National: 17

International: 28

Total: 45

 

UN Documents
  • Report of the Secretary-General on strengthening the partnership between the United Nations and the African Union on issues of peace and security in Africa, including the work of the United Nations Office to the African Union (S/2017/744) of 30 August 2017
  • For a full list of key documents click here