Pan-African Parliament (PAP)
2002, following signature of a Protocol to T-XT9114 - Treaty Establishing the African Economic Community (Abuja treaty), 2 Mar 2001, Sirte (Libyan AJ). Also referred to as Pan-African Parliament of the Union. An organ of D-XD8572 - African Union (AU), which superseded H-XD3027 - OAU in Jul 2002. First meeting of speakers, deputy speakers, ministers, deputy ministers, ambassadors representing member states at OAU, clerks, parliamentary staff and officials from ministries responsible for foreign affairs had been held 5-17 Nov 2000, Pretoria (South Africa). Expected to function as a consultative body without legislative powers for 5 years, becoming a legislative assembly in 2007. Will come within the framework of F-XF2245 - African Economic Community (AEC), which is expected to be implemented by 2025.
Facilitate effective implementation of policies and objectives of the OAU/AEC and, ultimately, of the African Union; promote the principles of human rights and democracy in Africa; encourage good governance, transparency and accountability in member states; familiarize the peoples of Africa with objectives and policies aimed at integration of the African Continent within the framework of the African Union; promote peace, security and stability; contribute to a more prosperous future for the peoples of Africa by promoting collective self-reliance and economic recovery; facilitate cooperation and development in Africa; strengthen solidarity and build a sense of common destiny among the peoples of Africa; facilitate cooperation among regional economic communities and their parliamentary fora.
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Parliament (meeting in ordinary session at least twice a year) comprises 5 representatives of each member state, at least one of whom must be a woman, representation also reflecting the diversity of political opinions in each National Parliament or other deliberative organ. Bureau, comprising President and 4 Regional Vice-Presidents.
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