IRISH GOVERNMENT SIGNS PARTNERSHIP WITH UNOAU TO SUPPORT ‘GENDER, WOMEN, PEACE AND SECURITY ACTIVITIES IN AFRICA’
The Irish Embassy in Addis Ababa signed a partnership agreement with the United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU). The partnership will support the implementation of initiatives to accelerate the implementation of the Gender, Women Peace and Security in line with UNSCR 1325.
The Irish Government is providing 150,000 Euros from April to September 2022. The UN Secretary General’s Representative to the African Union SRSG, Hanna Tetteh and the Head of UNOAU signed the agreement on behalf of the UN, while Ambassador Nicole Brennan signed on behalf of the Irish Embassy to Ethiopia.
The new partnership agreement with UNOAU exemplifies the commitment of the Irish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the implementation of the UNSCR1325 led by African leaders and institutions. It will build regional capacity and increase women’s effective participation and inclusion in peacebuilding efforts.
This partnership also advances the objectives outlined in the Joint UN-AU Framework for Enhanced Partnership in Peace and Security, signed in April 2017, by the United Nations Secretary-General and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission at their annual conference in New York, to support cooperation between the two organizations in priority areas from early warning, prevention, mediation and conflict management.