Ndjamena, 15 March 2014 (ECA) - African Union Head of States and Government decision of 31st of January, 2014, requested inclusion of peace and security as the sixth pillar of the Common African Position (CAP) on 2015 development Agenda
AU High Level Committee on the Post 2015 Development Agenda concludes in Ndjamena with inclusion of peace & security as sixth pillar of the Common African Position (CAP) on 2015 development Agenda
Ndjamena, Chad meeting/summit: The HLC meeting was chaired by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia and attended by Mohaamed Ould Abudulaziz, President of Mauritania and current chairperson of the African Union.
It was hosted by President Idris Deby of Chad. Also in attendance were Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba, South Africa’s Vice-President, Kgalema Motlanthe, Abdelmaek Selalal, Prime Minister of Algeria, as well as high-level representatives of Congo, Guinea and Mauritius and Dr. Dlamini Zuma Chairperson of the African Union Commission and Executive Secretary of ECA, Mr Carlos Lopes.
ECA Executive Secretary says the Common African Position (CAP) “was a useful vehicle for a converged and a harmonized approach to the SDGs and the Post 2015 Development Agenda, and the main challenge is for Africa to get its act together to influence the process in a meaningful way”. He also stated: “the current discussion on the continent on African-specific Development Goals (ADGs) would complement African priorities (Africa 2063), with universal goals, defined by the Post 2015 process”.