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Compendium of Key Documents relating to Peace and Security in Africa
Edited by Monica Juma
ISBN: 0-9585097-3-5
Pages: 521
Print version: Available
Electronic version: Free PDF available

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About the publication

This Compendium contains key official documents on peace and security in Africa covering the period between 1963 and the end of 2005. The Compendium is part of an evolving Series on Peace and Conflict in Africa published by the United Nations-affiliated University for Peace (UPEACE). The main objective of the Series is to make material which can be used by African universities in courses dealing with issues of peace readily accessible to lecturers, students and researchers.

This Compendium is a joint publication of the Africa Programme of UPEACE and SaferAfrica. It shall be used in conjunction with other publications in the Series, particularly the collection of extracts from seminal texts contained in Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution in Africa: A Reader.

Publications in the Series so far include a Compendium of Key Human Rights Documents of the African Union as well as Human Rights, Peace and Justice in Africa: A Reader. Publications on themes such as peace and development, gender and peacebuilding, media and peace, non-violent transformation of conflict, regional integration and peace, and endogenous methods of mediation and peacebuilding are also envisaged.

About the editors:

The Compendium has been edited by Monica Juma, with the assistance of Rafael Velásquez and Brittany Kesselman. The editor of the Series on Peace and Conflict in Africa is Christof Heyns.

Table of Contents


    OAU Charter (1963/1963)
    Resolution on Apartheid and Racial Discrimination (1964)
    Convention on Mercenarism in Africa (1977/1985)
  • SECTION 2 – TRANSITION PERIOD (1990 – 1999)
    Cairo Declaration (1993)
    Declaration on the Establishment of a Mechanism for Conflict
    Prevention, Management and Resolution (1993)
    Pelindaba Nuclear Weapon–Free Zone Treaty (1995/)
    OAU Convention on Terrorism (1999/2003) 31
    Bamako Declaration on Small Arms and Light Weapons (2000)
    1. Treaties, Protocols and Declarations
    Constitutive Act of the AU (2000/2001)
    NEPAD Framework (2001)
    Declaration on Democracy, Political, Economic and Corporate Governance (2002)
    Protocol Relating to the Peace and Security Council (2002/2003)
    Protocol on Amendments to the Constitutive Act (2003/)
    Solemn Declaration on a Common African Defence and Security Policy (2004)
    Protocol to the OAU Convention on Terrorism (2004/)
    AU Non–Aggression and Common Defence Pact (2005/)
    Common African Position on the Proposed Reform of the UN (The Ezulwini Consensus) (2005)
    2. Peace Support Operations
    Policy Framework for the Establishment of the African Standby Force (2003)
    Roadmap for the Operationalisation of the African Standby Force (2005)
    3. Reports of the Chairperson of the AU Commission
    Report of the Interim Chairperson (2003)
    Report of the Commission on the Establishment of a Continental Peace and Security Architecture (2004)
    Report of the Chairperson (2005)
    1. AU Peace and Security Structures
    (a) Assembly of Heads of State and Government
    (b) Executive Council
    (c) Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC)
    (d) The Peace and Security Council (PSC)
    (e) African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM)
    APRM Base Document (2002)
    Objectives, Standards, Criteria and Indicators for the APRM (2003)
    APRM Organisation and Process (2003)
    Memorandum of Understanding on the APRM (2003)
    (f) Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC)
    Statutes of ECOSOCC (2004)
    (g) Pan–African Parliament (PAP)
    Protocol Relating to the Pan–African Parliament (2001/2003)
    2. Africa’s Regional Organisations
    (a) Arab Maghreb Union (AMU)
    Treaty Establishing the AMU (1989)
    (b) Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
    Treaty Establishing COMESA (1993/1994)
    (c) East African Community (EAC)
    Treaty Establishing the EAC (1999/2000)
    (d) Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)
    Treaty Establishing ECCAS (1983)
    Standing Orders of the Defence and Security Commission (2002)
    Standing Orders of the Central African Multinational Force (FOMAC) (2002)
    Standing Orders of the Central African Early Warning Mechanism (MARAC) (2002)
    (e) Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
    Treaty of ECOWAS (1993)
    Protocol on Non–Aggression (1978)
    Protocol Relating to Mutual Assistance in Defence (1981)
    Declaration of a Moratorium on Light Weapons in West Africa (1998)
    Protocol Relating to the Mechanism for Conflict Prevention, Management, Resolution, Peacekeeping and Security (1999)
    Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance (2001)
    (f) Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
    Agreement Establishing IGAD (1996)
    Protocol on the Conflict Early Warning and Response
    Mechanism (CEWARN) (2002)
    Policy Framework for the Eastern Africa Standby Brigade (EASBRIG) (2005)
    (g) Southern African Development Community (SADC)
    Treaty of SADC (1992/1993)
    Protocol on Politics, Defence and Security Co–operation (2001/2004)
    SADC Mutual Defence Pact (2003/)
    Protocol on the Control of Firearms (2001/2004)
    Strategic Indicative Plan for the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Co–operation (SIPO) (2004)
    1. United Nations
    UN Charter
    An Agenda for Peace (1992)
    UNSG Report on the Causes of Conflict and Promotion of Peace in Africa (1998)
    UN Declaration on NEPAD (2002)
    Report of the Panel on UN Peace Operations (Brahimi Report) (2000)
    Report of the High Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change (2004)
    2. Group of Major Industrialised Nations (G8)
    G8 Kananaskis Summit Africa Action Plan (2002)
    G8 Evian Summit Summary Report (2003)
    Joint Africa/G8 Plan to Enhance African Capabilities to Undertake Peace Support Operations (2003)
    G8 Sea Island Summit Action Plan (2004)
    G8 Gleneagles Summit Africa Report (2005)
    Consultation between the AU, the G8 Member Countries and African Peace and Security Institutions (2005)
    3. European Union (EU)
    Cotonou Agreement
    EU – AU Ministerial Meeting Final Communiqué (2005)
    4. Tokyo International Conference on African Development
    Tokyo Declaration on African Development: Towards the 21st Century (TICAD I) (1993)
    Tokyo Agenda for Action (TICAD II) (1998)
    TICAD Tenth Anniversary Declaration (TICAD III) (2003)
    5. Commission for Africa
    Our Common Interest (2005)

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