Joint Communiqué: United Nations-African Union Joint Task Force on Peace and Security Holds Eighteenth Consultative Meeting in Addis-Ababa on 11 February 2020

UNOAU/Sandra Barrows
13 Feb 2020

Joint Communiqué: United Nations-African Union Joint Task Force on Peace and Security Holds Eighteenth Consultative Meeting in Addis-Ababa on 11 February 2020

Sandra Barrows

The United Nations-African Union Joint Task Force on Peace and Security held its 18th consultative meeting at the African Union Headquarters in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia on 11 February 2020.

During the meeting the Joint Task Force (JTF) reviewed the status of the partnership between the United Nations (UN) and the African Union (AU) with an update on the implementation of the Joint Framework for Enhanced Partnership in Peace and Security. The JTF also exchanged views on the situations in Central African Republic (CAR), Libya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Mali and the Sahel region and further discussed cooperation in support to elections in Africa.

The AU Commission and the UN Secretariat were represented respectively by Commissioners Minata Samaté-Cessouma (Political Affairs) and Smaïl Chergui (Peace and Security); and the Under-Secretaries-General Rosemary DiCarlo (Political and Peacebuilding Affairs), Jean-Pierre Lacroix (Peace Operations) and Hanna Tetteh, Special Representative of the Secretary-General to the African Union and Head of UNOAU. Under-Secretary General Atul Khare (Operational Support) attended the meeting via VTC from New York. The meeting was also attended by other senior officials from the two organizations.