At its meeting in Niamey, Niger in July 2019, ministers of the African Union (AU) Executive Council decided that the AU theme of the year for 2020 would be ‘Silencing the guns: creating conducive conditions for Africa’s development’.
As a flagship project of Agenda2063, ‘Silencing the guns by 2020’ was adopted by the AU heads of state during the 50th anniversary of the OAU/AU in 2013.
Their vision ‘to achieve the goal of a conflict-free Africa, to make peace a reality for all our people and to rid the continent of wars, civil conflicts, human rights violations, humanitarian disasters and violent conflicts and to prevent genocide’ within seven years, was ambitious from the outset.
The vision underscored that conflict is one of the biggest challenges for the implementation of Agenda 2063
Nonetheless, the vision underscored that conflict is one of the biggest challenges for the implementation of Agenda 2063 – the continent’s blueprint for a peaceful and prosperous Africa. More