‘Currently 179 life-saving Mine Action projects are taking place in 22 countries, many of which are in Africa’, Colonel Nurudeen Azeez, Head of the Operational Support and Advisory Unit at UNOAU, underscored at this year’s International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action.
The day was observed at the African Union headquarters on April 4th, 2018 by AU Member States, partners, the African Union and the UN taking on the global theme: ‘Advancing Protection, Peace and Development.’
H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák, President of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly made an official visit to Addis Ababa from 28 February to 1 March 2018.
Remarks by Teresa Whitfield at the Inaugural Meeting of the AU Panel of the Wise
4 October 2017, Addis Ababa
Esteemed members of the Panel of the Wise,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the African Union Commission, for inviting me to address you today. It is an honour to join you at this inaugural meeting of the Panel of the Wise, and a very timely moment to be thinking about how we can all do more – and do better – to prevent and respond to violent conflicts.