DESCRIPTION

The preliminary association of African states was first formed in 1963, with the intention of fostering intracontinental peace and security among participating nations. Previously recognized as the Organization of African Unity (OUA), the African Union (AU) was formally established on May 26, 2002, to counteract the OUA’s failure to subside civil wars and emerging dictatorships. Abandoning the OUA’s doctrine of ‘non-interference’ to ensure the sovereignty of its member states, the African Union reserves the right to intervene in the local affairs. The African Union has deployed military force during dire situations in which genocide and crimes against humanity have been committed.

Currently acting as a link between its 55 member states, the African Union has actively facilitated cooperation and unity among African nations. Since its inception, the African Union has played an integral role in the continent’s local affairs, ranging from minimizing conflicts and resolving post-election violence to forcing military coup-makers to hand back power to civilian regimes. At present, this committee serves as a forum for discussion, reconvening semi-annually to discuss relevant controversies and conflicts that plague the continent.

The African Union (AU) is an intermediate committee that offers an experience for all delegates with interest.

Please submit all position papers and inquiries via [email protected].


BACKGROUNDERS

 

TOPIC A

Ethnic Cleansing in South Sudan

 

TOPIC B

Access to Education in Africa


STAFF

Cindy Gao
Director

Embarking on her senior year at Little Flower Academy, Cindy is delighted to be serving as the Director of the African Union at CAIMUN 2019. After attending her first Model United Nations conference nearly two years ago, she instantly became captivated by the Model UN world. But her MUN experience is not just limited to Vancouver, she has also attended conferences in Santa Barbara, Honolulu, Madrid, and Tokyo to delegate. Cindy is eagerly awaiting this year’s iteration of CAIMUN, and would like to invite all delegates to what she is certain will be yet another extraordinary committee. She looks forward to meeting everyone!

 

Kelsi Lee
Chair

Kelsi is a grade 12 student at Crofton House School, and has been involved with Model United Nations since ninth grade. After attending her first conference, she has fallen in love with the diplomatic conversations and insightful weekends that Model UN has to offer. This year, she is extremely thrilled to be staffing at CAIMUN, and is excited to make new memories in her final year of high school MUN. Aside from serving as the Chair of AU, she can be found studying, napping, or trying to make new friends by showing them pictures of her dog. Additionally, she is an executive member and ambassador of two youth run organizations, and has won awards as a competitive dancer. Kelsi wishes all the best for the delegates attending CAIMUN 2019.