Peace and Security Council

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The Peace and Security Council is the organ of the African Union in charge of enforcing union decisions. It is patterned somewhat after the United Nations Security Council.

Members are elected by the Assembly of the African Union so as to reflect regional balance within Africa, as well as a variety of other criteria, including capacity to contribute militarily and financially to the union, political will to do so, and effective diplomatic presence at Addis Ababa.

The council is composed of fifteen countries, of which five are elected to three-year terms, and ten to two-year terms. Countries are immediately re-eligible upon the expiration of their terms.

The African Standby Force is an associated military programme.

Members[edit]

The five countries elected to serve for a period of three years as from March 2010 are:[1]

The other ten members of the African Union Peace and Security Council were elected for a term of two years, as of March 2012 They are:

References[edit]

  1. ^ 14th AU Summit / Election of members of Peace and Security Council of the African Union, accessed on 2011-01-18

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