IPSS (31 January 2023): The Institute for Peace and Security (IPSS) and the United Nations Organization for African Union (UNOAU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding today to strengthen their collaboration in various thematic areas.
The MoU comes at a time when the AU-UN partnership is based on joint strategies that bring the two entities closer together in pushing the African peace agenda and identifying challenges that need to be addressed further.
The collaboration ended with research and analysis, strategic consultation and dialogue, and advocacy and awareness-raising strategies in relation to peace and security efforts.
An exchange of policy briefs on African peace and security challenges with experts is also part of the collaboration.
Furthermore, the agreement calls for increased research, analysis, and assessment on continental, regional, and country-specific issues, such as gender and youth issues, to enrich dialogue and improve informed decision-making.
The MoU is set to last for three years.
IPSS will strengthen the AU-UN Peace and Security Partnerships through a new memorandum of understanding.
Interim Director of the IPSS, Dr. Fana Gebresenbet and Special Representative of the Secretary-General to the AU and Head of UNOAU, Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, signed the agreement.