DECISION ON ITEMS PROPOSED BY THE MEMBER STATES
1. TAKES NOTE of the following points proposed by the Member States:
A. DATE AND PLACE OF THE THIRTY-THIRD, THIRTY-FIFTH AND THIRTY-NINTH ORDINARY SESSIONS OF THE AFRICAN UNION CONFERENCE
2. TAKES NOTE of the offers made by the Republic of Niger, the Kingdom of Swaziland and the Republic of Zambia to host the thirty-third, thirty-fifth and thirty-ninth regular sessions of the African Union Conference in June / July 2019 in Niamey (Niger), June / July 2020 in Ezulwini (Swaziland) and June / July 2022 in Lusaka (Zambia) respectively, and EXPRESSES GRATITUDE to the abovementioned countries for their offers;
3. ENDORSES the above three offers and REQUESTS the Commission to carry out the necessary consultations with the three Member States for the purpose of holding these sessions under the best possible conditions;
B. CREATION OF AN AFRICAN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CENTER IN N'DJAMENA - Doc. Assembly / AU / 19 (XXIV) Add.4
4. TAKES NOTE of the proposal by the Republic of Chad to establish an African Information Technology Center (CATI) with its headquarters in N'Djamena, Chad;
5. CONGRATULATES the Republic of Chad and its President on this important initiative and on the funds already allocated for the construction of the CATI, the purpose of which is to promote information technologies in Africa, which play an essential role in the process development;
6. UNDERLINES the need to carry out a detailed study on the ways and means of integrating this project into the programs of the African Union with a precise definition of the expected contributions of the African Union on the basis of an assessment of the legal implications , structural and financial, and to submit appropriate recommendations to the relevant bodies of the African Union;
7. REQUESTS the Commission and the Republic of Chad to undertake appropriate consultations with a view to assessing the legal, structural and financial implications of the project and to report to the Conference through the relevant structures;
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C. CREATION OF A MEDIATION SUPPORT AND CONFLICT PREVENTION UNIT - Doc. Assembly / AU / 19 (XXIV) Add.5
8. TAKES NOTE of the Egyptian initiative to strengthen the use of preventive diplomacy within the African Union through the establishment of a Mediation Support and Conflict Prevention Unit;
9. REQUESTS the Peace and Security Council to consider this issue at these sessions and to propose appropriate recommendations and an assessment of the legal, structural and financial implications of the establishment of such a unit and to submit them relevant structures, for consideration;
10. FURTHER REQUESTS the Commission, in consultation with the Arab Republic of Egypt, to submit a report on this issue to the next Summit in June / July 2015.
D. STATUS OF THE PREPARATIONS FOR THE 11TH AFRICAN GAMES PROVIDED FOR IN BRAZZAVILLE, REPUBLIC OF CONGO, IN SEPTEMBER 2015 - Doc. Assembly / AU / 19 (XXIV) Add.6
11. CONGRATULATES the Republic of the Congo on the steps it has taken to host the African Games in the best possible conditions;
12. ENCOURAGES all member states of the African Union to participate actively in the African games in Brazzaville in order to demonstrate their solidarity with the Congo and to testify to the Continental Unity.
E. ON CONTINENTAL SOLIDARITY AGAINST BOKO HARAM - Doc. Assembly / AU / 19 (XXIV) Add.7
13. TAKES NOTE of the proposal of Niger on the solidarity of the whole continent against Boko Haram and the draft Declaration submitted on this subject;
14. FURTHER CONDEMNS the kidnapping of girls, women, children and Chibok and all others in northern Nigeria by the insurgents and reiterates its call to the Heads of State and the international community to continue its support for the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, in its efforts to secure the release of abductees and facilitate a lasting solution to the threat of Boko Haram;
15. WELCOMES and SUPPORTS the efforts of the member States of the Lake Chad Basin Commission and the Republic of Benin for agreeing to deploy national contingents and to establish a joint military headquarters for the conduct of military operations against the terrorist group Boko Haram;
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16. SUPPORTS the activities carried out under the Nouakchott process to prevent and combat terrorism on the continent with the support of the Peace and Security Council and the African Center for the Study and Research on Terrorism (CAERT) and the of the international community as a whole;
17. FURTHER SUPPORTS the proposal to obtain from the United Nations Security Council the adoption of a resolution authorizing the member States of the Lake Chad Basin Commission and the Republic of Benin to deploy a multinational joint task force for a the initial period of twelve months and the establishment by the Secretary-General of the Nations of a special fund of a Special Fund to provide financial and logistical support for the operations of the Working Group;
18. EXPRESSES HIS APPRECIATION to the Republic of Chad for prompt intervention to assist the Republic of Cameroon in the fight against the Boko Haram terrorist group;
19. INVITES all Member States to provide all possible assistance in order to defeat the dangerous terrorist group Boko Haram.
F. TRANSFORMATION OF THE AFRICAN HERITAGE SCHOOL INTO A PAN AFRICAN VOCATIONAL SCHOOL - Doc. Assembly / AU / 19 (XXIV) Add.8
20. NOTES that this is a commendable initiative and ENCOURAGES the Government of Benin to pursue it, and ALSO ENCOURAGES Member States, RECs and African and international partners to provide all necessary assistance to achievement of this objective;
21. REQUESTS the Commission and the Republic of Benin to undertake appropriate consultations with a view to assessing the legal, structural and financial implications of the project and to report to the Conference through the relevant structures.
G. CULTURE OF PEACE IN AFRICA -Doc. Assembly / AU / 19 (XXIV) Add.9
22. REQUESTS the Commission:
(i) to take all appropriate measures in consultation with UNESCO and the Government of the Republic of Angola for the organization of the biennial Pan-African Forum for a Culture of Peace in Africa, "Biennale de Luanda", in September 2015 ;
(ii) to study, with UNESCO and the Government of Côte d'Ivoire, the possibility of establishing a "School of Peace".
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H. AFRICAN INITIATIVE FOR EDUCATION FOR PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT BY INTERRELIGIOUS AND INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE - Doc. Assembly / AU / 19 (XXIV) Add.10
23. INVITES Member States, Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and African and international partners engaged in the promotion of international peace and security to participate and actively contribute to the meeting on interreligious and cultural dialogue the Republic of Benin.
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