African Union
African Union

Founding Year: 2002

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Budget: $636m (2021)

Mu'ammar Al-Qadhdhāfī (Founder)

The successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU, 1963-1999). It was the outcome of a “consensus by African leaders that in order to realise Africa’s potential, there was a need to refocus attention from the fight for decolonisation and ridding the continent of apartheid, which had been the focus of the OAU, towards increased cooperation and integration of African states to drive Africa’s growth and economic development.” Overall, it’s guided by a vision of an “Integrated, Prosperous and Peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena.”

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African Union contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals


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