African Union

African Union

The advent of the  African Union (AU) can be described as an event of great magnitude in the    institutional evolution of the continent. On 9.9.1999, the Heads of State and  Government of the Organisation of African Unity issued a Declaration (the    Sirte Declaration) calling for the establishment of an African Union, with a  view, inter alia, to accelerating the process of integration in the continent    to enable it play its rightful role in the global economy while addressing    multifaceted social, economic and political problems compounded as they are    by certain negative aspects of globalisation.

The main objectives of the OAU were, inter alia, to rid  the continent of the remaining vestiges of colonization and apartheid; to  promote unity and solidarity among African States; to coordinate and intensify  cooperation for development; to safeguard the sovereignty and territorial  integrity of Member States and to promote international cooperation within the  framework of the United Nations.

Indeed, as a  continental organization the OAU provided an effective forum that enabled all  Member States to adopt coordinated positions on matters of common concern to  the continent in international fora and defend the interests of Africa  effectively.

Through the  OAU Coordinating Committee for the Liberation of Africa, the Continent worked  and spoke as one with undivided determination in forging an international  consensus in support of the liberation struggle and the fight against  apartheid.

Agenda

Topic Area A: Restructuring trade agreements towards the better involvement and development of landlocked states

Topic Area B: Promoting peace, security and stability on the African continent; the issue of regional conflicts: The case of the horn of Africa

 

The composition of the body is:

Chairperson: Chrysa Tramountana
Deputy Chairperson: Evangelos Chalatsis

Country First Name Last Name
Algeria Evangelia Tiaka
Angola Maria Nefeli Raftopoulou
Benin Alexandra Baveli
Botswana Efranthi Bitzikaki
Burkina Faso Dimitrios Kelaidonis
Burundi Dimitra Polyzopoulou
Cameroon Dimosthenis Panagopoulos
Cape Verde Aikaterini Thanoglou
Central African Republic * Evangelia Tsimpida
Chad Evangelia Lykou
Comoros Zoi Papadopoulou
Congo, Democratic Republic Of Alexios-Gerasimos Tsakoniatis
Congo, Republic Of Maria-Eftychia Tselepi
Cote D’ Ivoire Eleni Nikolakopoulou
Djibouti Ioannis Dogkas
Egypt Stamatia Vasileiou
Equatorial Guinea Alexandra Ilia-Pournara
Eritrea Maria-Eirini Barkatsa
Ethiopia Georgios Grigorakis
Gabon Emmanouela-Konstantina Andrigiannaki
Gambia Stefania Brouzioti
Ghana Aikaterini Alvizou
Guinea Aikaterini Katsimpri
Guinea-Bissau Evangelos Sideroudis
Haiti * Dionysios Menagias
Kazakhstan * Evdoxia Sakellaridou
Kenya Styliani Sepera
Lesotho Eleni Maletsika
Liberia Marley Davis
Libya Eleni Kontou
Lithuania * Thomas Papavramidis
Madagascar Aikaterina Spanouli
Malawi Efstathia Chatzitheodorou
Mali Maria Sarika
Mauritania Panagioula Lykouri
Mauritius Eleni Kopaila
Mozambique Magdalini Tsioumleki
Namibia Dafni Foteini Giannouli
Niger Dimitrios Kokkinogenis
Nigeria Anna Chatzimichailidi
Palestine* Anastasia Apostolaki
Rwanda Fotios Filippou
Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic Anastasios Koumpogiannis
 São Tomé And Príncipe Effimia Anna Panagiotidou
Senegal Danai Klonari
Serbia * Dimitrios Sotiridis
Seychelles Panagiota Styliani Varthakouri
Sierra Leone Christina-Georgia Alexaki
Somalia Vasiliki Tzouma
South Africa Eva Tataraki
South Sudan Herve Solomoni Kunzi
Sudan Foteini Bonova
 Swaziland Foteini Mathiou
Tanzania Georgia Giannelou
Togo Georgios Bourtzis
Tunisia Sofia Kladaki
Turkey * Ioannis Bakalis
Uganda Athanasios Sdrampas
Usa * Dimitrios Skaftouros
Zambia Evangelia Sfetsori
Zimbabwe Nikolaos Voudouris