Open session on nexus between corruption and conflict-Peace and Security Press Statement


The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU)dedicated its 764thmeeting, held on 12 April 2018, to an open session on nexus between corruption and conflict and its implications for peace and security in Africa.Council took note of the presentations made by Dr. Khabele Matlosa, Director of the Department of Political Affairs,and by Honorable Paulus Noa, Member of the African Union Advisory Board on Corruption, as well as the statements delivered by the representatives of Ethiopia,as African Member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC),the United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU) and those of the permanent Members of the UNSC namely, France, Russia, United Kingdom and the United States of America.Council reaffirmed the AU’s principles and commitments relating to the fight against corruption,as enshrined in the Constitutive Act, the Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance,as well as in the AU Convention on Preventing and Combatting corruption. Council further recalledDecision951 (XXX)of 30thOrdinary Session of the Executive Council held in January 2017,declaring 2018 the year of Winning the Fight Against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformationand the outcome of the debate on the theme during the 30thOrdinary session of the Assembly,held on 28 and 29 January 2018, in Addis Ababa.