Political Affairs

UN-AU strategic partnership

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

In this regard, the Office and the key Departments of the AU Commission, especially the Departments of Peace and Security and Political Affairs, have developed joint work plans, which are aimed at facilitating a more strategic partnership.

The Political Affairs Division 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.