Political Affairs

UN-AU strategic partnership in peace and security

UNOAU is mandated to contribute to enhancing the strategic partnership between the United Nations (UN) and the African Union (AU) in the area of peace and security through joint UN-AU policies and approaches in all stages of conflict in Africa.

UNOAU and key Departments of the AU Commission, especially the Department for Political Affairs Peace and Security (PAPS), have developed joint work plans, which are aimed at facilitating a more strategic partnership. The Political Affairs section of UNOAU is responsible for promoting such strategic partnership in order to contribute to a shared understanding of challenges confronting the continent and common approaches to addressing them. This, in turn, will facilitate the integration of sub-regional perspectives into UN-AU engagements.