ICRC delegation to the African Union

09 September 2014

The ICRC delegation to the African Union (AU), based in Addis Ababa, works with the AU to draw attention to humanitarian issues, promote implementation of international humanitarian law throughout Africa and raise awareness of the ICRC's role and activities on the continent. Under the cooperation agreement signed in 1992 between the ICRC and the Organization of African Unity, predecessor of the African Union, the ICRC delegation to the AU works closely with the Commission and Member States of the AU, sharing experiences and views on humanitarian consequences arising from conflict. The ICRC delegation to the AU has observer status.

ICRC headquarters, Geneva, May 1992. Salim Ahmed Salim, Secretary General of the Organization of African Unity and Cornelio Summaruga, ICRC president, sign a memorandum of understanding that marks the beginning of a long partnership. CC BY-NC-ND/ICRC/T. Gassmann

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