AU

African Union

Committee Description

The African Union unites 55 nations across the continent of Africa to promote cooperation and solidarity between African states. It was established on the May 26, 2001 in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia as a replacement for the now defunct Organization of African Unity. The committee meets semi-annually at the Assembly of the African Union to discuss pertinent issues and fitting solutions.

Since its inception, the African Union has facilitated profound cooperation and deliberation between its member states. From raising the quality of life for millions of Africans to standing up against civil rights abuses and undemocratic practices, the African Union plays an integral role in the healthy functioning of the African Continent.

The African Union is an intermediate committee. Delegates with some experience in MUN are preferred, although anybody with ability and interest may be chosen for this committee.

To view the country matrix, please click here.

Please submit all position papers and inquiries relating to the African Union to [email protected].

Topics | Backgrounders

Topic A: Female Genital Mutiliation (View Backgrounder)

Topic B: Conflict in the Niger Delta (View Backgrounder)


Staff

Katherine Zheng
Director
Katherine is a grade 11 student at Crofton House School, and she is ecstatic to be directing the African Union at CAIMUN 2018. Having first entered the world of MUN in grade 8, Katherine has come to love the debates and experiences that have helped her understand more about the world, form lasting friendships, and develop a passion for public speaking. When not doing MUN, Katherine can be found exploring restaurants, spending some quality time with her friends, or curling up in bed to watch some Korean dramas or Netflix. Katherine looks forward to the conference, and she hopes to help make it an amazing experience for everyone!

Andrew Liu
Chair
Andrew is a junior attending Pacific Academy, and he is honoured to be serving as Chair of the African Union. Drawn by the intriguing debate and competitive nature of MUN, he hopes to give both new and experienced delegates alike an inspiring and memorable experience. Outside of MUN, he can be found taking a stroll through his neighbourhood with his dog, scrolling through various sub-reddits, attending science fairs, and attempting to perfect his bubble tea making skills. Andrew is thrilled to meet all delegates and is looking forward to a spectacular conference!

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