Friends of the African Union

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9th Pan African Congress

Host to the 9th Pan African Congress will be –


Proposed starting document

Call for meeting

We, the representatives of the global Pan African family, who supports the African Union and the proposal framework of the FAU Response to the 2015 United Nations Universal Periodic Review of the USA, will gather in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the United States of America from December 26th through December 31th 2018 and online video conference,  telephonic conference calls and collaborative online documents to review progress made thus far since the 8th Pan African Congress in 2015 and to take stock of the continual challenges confronting African persons of African descent globally.

The formal planning session of the 9th Pan African Congress in 2018 is to be held April 25th -May 2nd, 2018 in Washington DC. , we will have weekly online conference leading up to this date.

African Diaspora Directorate Weekly Calls
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Proposed Committees

The 9th Pan African Congress planning sessions shall have the following Committees:

(1) Peace and Security;

  1. Peace and Security Council
  2. The African Standby Force
  3. African Peace and Security Architecture
  4. National Association for Black Veterans

(2) Political Affairs;

  1. Study of the Constitutive Act of the African Union
  2. The African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights
  3. African Peer Review Mechanism
  4. African Civil Society Organizations Stakeholders Engagement
  5. African Slavery
  6. The Federalist Movement in Africa
  7. The United Nations and Africa
  8. The United Nations Commission for Africa
  9. The United States of America and Africa
  10. The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Africa
  11. Africa–South America (ASA) Summit
  12. The Africa–Arab Partnership
  13. Morocco and Africa
  14. The Africa–European Union (EU) Partnership
  15. China–Africa Cooperation Forum (FOCAC)
  16. India and Africa
  17. Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD)
  18. Turkey and Africa
  19. The Korea–Africa Forum
  20. The Africa–Australia partnership
  21. African Diaspora Matters
  22. USA Congressional Black Caucus

(3) Infrastructure and Energy;

  1. Energy, nonrenewable
  2. Energy, Solar
  3.  Sustainable Transport Policy in Africa
  4. Single Air Transport Market
  5. Infrastructure
  6. Tourism

(4) Social Affairs and Health;

  1. Health
  2. Children
  3. Drug control
  4. Population
  5. Migration
  6. Labor and Employment
  7. Family
  8. Aging
  9. The physically challenged
  10. Sports
  11. Youth and Protection
  12. Social Integration

(5) Human Resources, Science, and Technology;

  1. Education
  2. Literacy
  3. Information technology
  4. Communication
  5. The Internet ie DOT Africa
  6. Human resources
  7. Technology

(6) Trade and Industry;

  1. Trade
  2. Industry
  3. Handcrafts
  4. Customs and immigration matters

(7) Rural Economy and Agriculture;

  1. Briefing on the African Union Commission Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture
  2. Discussion on genetically modified organisms and the food chain
  3. Briefing on the Malabo Declaration on African agricultural transformation
  4. Briefing on the implementation of The Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture’s flagship programme the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP)
  5. Discussion on African Agricultural Development and Food Security
  6. Proposal discussion to the Inter-African Phytosanitary Council (IAPSC)
  7. Briefing on the Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (IBAR)
  8. Briefing on the Pan African Veterinary Vaccine Centre (PANVAC)
  9. Briefing on the Pan African Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Eradication Campaign (PATTEC)
  10. Briefing on the Semi-Arid Food Grain Research and Development (SAFGRAD)
  11. Briefing on the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the United Nations Framework Convention Climate Change and its Kyoto Protocol (UNFCCC) and planning session for COP 23
  12. Reports on Accra hosts 7th Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security (ADFNS)
  13. Planning session for the 8th Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security (ADFNS)based on this year’s celebration themed “Investing in Food Systems for Improved Child Nutrition: Key to Africa’s Renaissance
  14. African Agricultural Logistics Infrastructure
  15. African Environment and Climate Change Facts
  16. Planning session for the 1st Conference for the Promotion of Africa-Americas Trade and Investments for Accelerated Agricultural Development and Enhancing Food Security
  17. FAU National Black Council Of Elders Agricultural Plan
  18. FAU National Black Council Of Elders Trust to Awake the African Sleeping Giant
  19. FAU African Water, Land and Natural Resource Management Plan of Action

(8) Economic Affairs;

  1. Briefing on The United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs with a focus on Tim Scott, South Carolina (the only Republican African American Senator and along with Democrat Cory Booker of New Jersey, Scott is one of two African Americans serving in the United States Senate.) and  Sherrod Brown, Ohio, Ranking Member, Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts and Chuck Schumer, New York
  2. Briefing on The United States House Committee on Financial Services with a focus on Maxine Waters, California, Ranking Member and fellow Congressional Black Caucus members Joyce Beatty, Ohio; Al Green, Texas; David Scott, Georgia; Gregory W. Meeks, New York; Terri Sewell, Alabama; Gwen Moore, Wisconsin; Emanuel Cleaver, Missouri,  and Keith Ellison, Minnesota.
  3. Briefing on the Bank for International Settlements
  4. Discussion on Federal Reserve Bank (FRB) Federal Open Market Committee meeting Jan 31 to Feb 1st
  5. What is Quantitative Easing and Monetary Policy with a Audits of the US Federal Reserve and GAO Audit of FRB Quantitative Easing in 2010
  6. Discussion on Japanese Quantitative Easing Authority 2016/7 purchases of over $700B USD by Bank of Japan
  7. Briefing on the International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  8. Briefing on the World Bank Group (WBG) based on the 16th Annual International Conference on Policy Challenges for the Financial Sector central theme of this year’s conference was “Finance in Flux: The Technological Transformation of the Financial Sector”.
  9. Briefing on the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
  10. Briefing on the G20
  11. Briefing on the African Central Bank which is to be the sole issuer of the African Single Currency by 2028 and its member central banks who are members of the Association of African Central Banks 
  12. Briefing on the African Monetary Fund whose adoption took place at the end of the 23rd summit of African Heads of States and Governments the 28th of June 2014 and whose main objective is to provide financial assistance to member states of the African Union faced with balance of payments problems. It is also created to advance the monetary integration in Africa in the coming decades like in the case of the Schengen countries and the Euro (€).
  13. Briefing on the African Investment Bank whose mandate was envisioned to aid in fostering economic growth and accelerating economic integration in Africa in line with the AU’s Strategic Plan
  14. Briefing on the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)
  15. Discussion on a 2017 update to the African Civil Society Declaration on NEPAD based on a new regional economic community in the USA
  16. Discussion on a 2017  Proposal to the Alliance for Financial Inclusion based on the Maya Declaration
  17. Briefing on Cyber Currencies and Blockchain Technology
  18. Briefing on the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT)
  19. Briefing on African Stock Exchanges and proposal to the African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA) which is the premier Association of 25 (Black Wall Street) securities exchanges in Africa (out of 29 in existence plus the new Stock eXchange we are creating).
  20. Briefing on the FAU African Dollar

(9) Women and Gender;

  1. Discussion of Strategic Agreement with New Future Foundation and the work of African American women in the United Nations
  2. Discussion of Women and Equality
  3. Discussion on FAU’s participation in the sixtieth session of the Commission on the Status of Women that took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 14 to 24 March 2016 with New Future Foundation and preparation for the sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 13 to 24 March 2017 the Priority theme: Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work
  4. African Woman’s Organizations
  5. African American Woman’s Organizations
  6. Women in Business
  7. Women’s Education
  8. Women and the Family
  9. Women in Politics
  10. Planning for the Million Women March in 2017

(10) Cross-Cutting Programmes

  1. Briefing on HIV/AIDS and the people of Africa
  2. Briefing on African People With Disabilities
  3. Briefing on the action plan with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) with King Joseph
  4. Briefing on the Southern African Development Community (SADC) with Zimbabwe
  5. Briefing on the East African Community (EAC) with Kenya
  6. Briefing on the Arab Maghreb Union (UMA)
  7. Briefing on the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  8. Briefing on the Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
  9. Briefing on the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)
  10. Briefing on the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
  11. Briefing on the The Fifth Annual High Level Dialogue on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance in Africa: Trends, Challenges and Prospects, Arusha, the United Republic of Tanzania that will be held November 23, 2016 to November 26, 2016
  12. Briefing on the 10th Session of the Committee of Directors Generals of National Statistics Office (CoDGs) and 5th session of the Statistical Commission for Africa (STATCOM-AFRICA) held at Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 28 November – 2 December 2016
  13. International cooperation and coordination with other AU institutions and organs not mentioned
  14. International cooperation and coordination with other United Nations institutions and organs not mentioned as a Regional Economic Community in the USA
  15. Strategic Planning & Partnerships for the Proposed 9th Pan African Congress Planning Session for a new Regional Economic Community in North America- The United States of America, Government of Canada, United Mexican States and Government of Bermuda


We recognized that we belong to a historical tradition of congress and regional meetings that have convened over irregular periods since 1900, incorporating ardent Pan Africanists of various persuasions from the Global Pan African Family, who brought ideologies and political practice from a diverse set of circumstances in a search for a more positive future for all.

We strongly condemn all forms of religious extremism and other forms of fundamentalism and uphold building an environment for religious freedom of consciousness and expression.

We also recolonize that the African Union can be a representative governmental body of the people of Africa worldwide. Through it we support African leadership to immediately implement processes and structures that incorporate the 6th region of the African Union, the Diaspora, in implementing Agenda 2020 and Agenda 2063.

We unequivocally condemn the unchecked violence being perpetrated by extremist groups such as the Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’Awati Wal-Jihad (Boko Haram), Al Shabaab, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Al Qaida, Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and Janjaweed against African people and support the creation of a African Union standing force to meet these and other groups.

We will plan for a global public private partnership with capacity to grasp complex situations with multiple interest and players in expediting dialogue between the African Union, Civil Society and the current Regional Economic Communities along with supporting in the sixth region new Regional Economic Communities.

Updated by Friends of the African Union Stimulus Task Force Chairman on 20 September 2016 and 07 October 2016 13 October 2016, November 10th 2016, November 28th, December 16th, 2016 , December 21st 2016,  April 5th 2017.and update October 3, 2019.