The New AU Continental Strategy for Better Integrated Border Governance: How can it contribute to Agenda 2063?
Africa has been dealing with border disputes since the establishment of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in the 1960s. Recognizing the importance of border governance in peace and security and following the OAU, the African Union (AU) committed itself to a progressive border agenda. The African Union Border Programme (AUBP) was officially established in June 2007 by the Conference of Minister in charge of Border Issues and endorsed by the Executive Council during its 11th ordinary session held on 25-29 June 2007 in Accra (Ghana). This mechanism with a vision of “a united and integrated Africa with peaceful, open and prosperous borders” focuses on preventing and resolving border-related disputes and promotes cross-border cooperation for Africa’s integration agenda both at regional and continental levels.