Monday, 26 January 2015
The African Union Commission and the Government of the Republic of Cameroon launch the French edition of the African Union Handbook
Addis Ababa, 26th January 2015 –The second edition of the African Union Handbook 2015 was launched today Monday 26 January 2014 by H.E Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) and H.E Mr. Pierre Moukoko Mbonjo, Minister of External Relations of the Republic of Cameroon. The ceremony took place in the margins of the 26thOrdinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The AU handbook is jointly published English and in French by the African Union Commission and the Government of New Zealand in collaboration with the Cameroonian Government and distributed to all AU Member States.
During the launching of the book, the AUC Chairperson expressed appreciation to the Cameroonian Government for making available the French version of the Handbook, while wishing that efforts will continue to ensuring that the Handbook is translated into the other working languages of the African Union.
The handbook aims to provide a detailed presentation of the structures and Organs of the African Union so as to create awareness on the activities and programs of the Commission with the view to familiarize the organization to its many stakeholders including the civil society. According to the Minister of External Relations of Cameroon, the AU Handbook is “a priceless manual for anyone who wants to be familiar with the work of the African Union as well as its Member States.” Minister Moukoko Mbondjo added that “Cameroon is happy to have contributed in the production of the French version of the AU Handbook and hoped that this publication will be useful to the African Union”.
The 2015 edition of the African Union handbook is available in English and in French on the AU website: www.au.int .