UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, and the chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, are convening the first UN-AU Annual Conference on Wednesday 19th April, 2017.
The two leaders will look into how to strengthen the partnership between the two organizations to face common challenges and opportunities in the continent, on issues of peace and security, sustainable development and human rights, said Stephane Dujarric, UN spokesman, at a daily briefing.
“They will also sign the Joint United Nations-African Union Framework for an Enhanced Partnership in Peace and Security,” said Dujarric.
It will be the first conference Mahamat will address with the United Nation since he was elected as chairperson of the African Union Commission.
Although he had brief talks with Guterres in Addis Ababa after the January AU summit, the meeting in New York will be the first time for the two to discuss major issues of mutual concern, according to the spokesman.