East African Community - 1967 (EAC)

Communauté de l'Afrique orientale - 1967 (CAO)

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History

6 June 1967, Kampala (Uganda), on signature by Presidents of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda of the Treaty for East African Cooperation, entered into force 1 Dec 1967, to replace East African Common Services Organization (EACSO), formed 9 Dec 1961, which in its turn took over the activities of East African High Commission (EAHC), set up 1 Jan 1948. Headquartered in Arusha, Tanzania. Ceased to exist in 1977; since that date several meetings were held to solve problems arising from the break-up of the Community, including the question of apportioning its assets and liabilities. Formal cooperation recommenced, 14 Mar 1996, Arusha, with the establishment of a Secretariat of the Commission for East African Cooperation (EAC Secretariat); a new East African Community (EAC) came into being on 7 July 2000, on ratification of a treaty signed 30 Nov 1999.

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Activities

During its lifetime, instrumental in setting up the following bodies:

 • African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group); East African Agriculture and Forestry Research Organization (EAAFRO); East African Air Traffic Controllers Association (EAATCA); East African Airways Corporation (EAA); East African Court of Appeal; East African Development Bank (EADB); East African Examinations Council (EAEC); East African Freshwater Fisheries Research Organization (EAFFRO); East African Industrial Licensing Council; East African Institute of Malaria and Vector-Borne Diseases; East African Institute for Medical Research; East African Marine Fisheries Research Organization (EAMFRO); East Africa Medical Research Council (EAMRC); East African Meteorological Department (EAMD); East African Natural Resources Research Council; East African Posts and Telecommunications Administration; East African Posts and Telecommunications Corporation; East African Trypanosomiasis Research Organization (EATRO); East African Tuberculosis Investigation Centre (EATIC); Inter-University Committee for East Africa; Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA); University of East Africa; East African Universities Social Science Consultative Group (EASSCG).

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    • Communities
  • Government
    • Intergovernmental Communities

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GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

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H0472

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