9. Declaration on Democracy, Political, Economic and Corporate Governance (2002)
(Adopted by the participating Heads of State and Government of the Member States of the African Union, 8 July 2002)

Preamble

1. We, the participating Heads of State and Government of the member states of the African Union (AU), met in Durban, South Africa, at the inaugural Assembly of the African Union and considered the report of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Heads of State and Government Implementation Committee established at the Organization of African Unity (OAU) Summit in Lusaka, Zambia, in July 2001.

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4. We, member states parties to the aforementioned instruments, reaffirm our full and continuing commitment to these and other decisions of our continental organization, as well as the other international obligations and undertakings into which we have entered in the context of the United Nations. Of particular significance in this context are the Charter of the United Nations and the United Nations Universal Declaration on Human Rights and all conventions relating thereto, especially the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the Beijing Declaration.

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13. In support of democracy and the democratic process

We will:

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  • heighten public awareness of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, especially in our educational institutions.

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