Statement by Ambassador Jessica Lapenn on the Commemoration of Africa Day 2020

Today, the African continent celebrates Africa Day, and as the U.S. Ambassador to the African Union (AU) and Permanent Representative to the UN Economic Commission for Africa, I am pleased and honored to commemorate this 57th edition. The AU plays a key role on the continent, and as the first dedicated non-African mission accredited to the …

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7th Annual AUC – U.S. High-Level Dialogue Joint Communique

The African Union Commission (AUC) and the United States convened for the 7th Annual AUC – U.S. High-Level Dialogue, led by Ambassador David Hale, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, and Ambassador Smaїl Chergui, AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, on November 15, 2019, in Washington, D.C.  The AUC and the United States reaffirmed …

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Statement by the United States to the Peace and Security Council Open Session, “Climate Change Funding in Line with the Africa Adaptation Initiative”

Statement by the United States to the AU’s Peace and Security Council Open Session, “Climate Change Funding in Line with the Africa Adaptation Initiative” February 19, 2019   The United States recognizes the African Union, as the leading regional organization on the continent, has a significant role to play in advancing climate adaptation efforts.  We …

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