News The African Union presents the plan for the Summit programs Everything is almost ready for the start of the 17th Summit of the African Union (AU) to be held on June 30 and July 1 in Malabo. Here are the planned programs presented by the AU for all the meetings that take place in this important event, unprecedented in Equatorial Guinea.

26/05/2011

In the city of Sipopo in Malabo, hundreds of people are working tirelessly to complete the major infrastructures that will host the 17th African Union Summit to be held in late June in Malabo. The great city of the summit, to be used in the future as one of the most important locations for tourism and holding of events in Africa, will offer guests a huge complex for the summit, which will have, for example, over 50 independent and exclusive dwellings, which will be occupied by African presidents attending the meeting. Besides the presidential villas, they have also built the great Meeting and Conference Center, where the summit will be held, and also has an adjacent building for the welcoming of the Heads of State and Government, and for the main guests that will be attending.

The African Union has already issued the schedule of the three main events taking place on those days, which is used to review all the topics of the summit. The most important event is, of course, the Union Conference or Summit, which brings together the AU Assembly, the supreme body of the institution, composed by the Heads of State and Government of member states and accredited representatives from each country. The Conference of the Union will be held between June 30 and July 1 and the arrival is expected of most of the presidents of the African continent, and other very important guests and visitors from around the world. This time the theme of the summit will be "Accelerating Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development" and in the debate, besides the African presidents, young people from across the continent will also participate.

In addition to the Summit on June 30 and July 1, other meetings of the AU will be held on the previous days. Between June 23 and 24 will be the 22nd Ordinary Meeting of the Permanent Representatives' Committee (PRC). Among other tasks, this meeting will review the reports of the committee’s Subcommittee to discuss, among other things, the proposed budget for the fiscal year 2012, or some issues related to property ownership of the AU. It is a mainly administrative meeting.

The dates of June 26, 27 and 28 were chosen for the 19th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council, which brings together Ministers of Foreign Affairs and other government representatives. This meeting is the longest and most intense of the summit, with a program that includes a review of numerous reports of meetings and work done at the UA in the recent months. It will also examine the proposed budget for the fiscal year 2012, and the results of recent conferences, as well as various topics proposed by some countries.

With this news article, you can download the initial complete programs provided by the AU for the three meetings in Spanish, English or French.

 

Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office.