The African Union (AU) held a record number of 4 summits in 2018. The last and most recent of these was the 11th extraordinary summit held on 17-18 November here in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia.

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The point of departure for the reform of the Peace and Security Council (PSC) is President Paul Kagame’s report on the reform of theAU

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The measures required for containing the new global pandemic known as the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID19) require, among others, avoiding physical contact and observing social distancing.

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'It has always been Africa's moment', argued President Paul Kagame in his report, 'The Imperative to Strengthen our Union: Proposed Recommendations for the Institutional Reform of the African Union'. Is this Africa's moment for renewal of the continental body? Seeking to address this question, this research report examines the new agenda for the reform of the AU. 

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Following its 983rd session held on 4 March 2021, the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council (PSC) adopted a decision on the unified role of the African three elected members (A3) of the United Nations (UN) Security Council (UNSC).

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