The United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU) was established by UN General Assembly Resolution 64/288 in 2010

The integrated Office has three core aims:

  • Enhance the partnership between the United Nations and the African Union in the area of peace and security;
  • Provide coordinated and consistent United Nations advice to the African Union on long-term capacity-building and short-term operational support matters;
  • Streamline the United Nations presence in Addis Ababa to make it cost-effective and efficient in delivering UN assistance to the AU.

Read more about the mandate in Resolution 64/288 and the Secretary-General's Report on the budget of the UNOAU A/64/762 (30 April 2010).

You can also find out more about the background to our mission.