The Assembly is the African Union’s (AU’s) supreme organ and comprises Heads of State and Government from all Member States. The AU Assembly is the successor to the earlier Assembly of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) which was established in 1963. The OAU Assembly initially consisted of 32 Member States, all of which had achieved independence by 1963. A further 21 states joined gradually over the years, reaching a total of 53 by the time of the AU’s creation in 2002. Morocco withdrew from the OAU in 1984. South Sudan joined the AU as its 54th member on 27 July 2011.

Welcome message by

AU Ambassador to the USA

H.E. Arikana Chihombori-Quao

Welcome message by

AUC Chairperson

H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat

Dear Fellow Africans,

It is with honour and utmost humility that I stand before you dear African Compatriots to pay tribute to our Founding Fathers, to bow to their unwavering commitment to an upright, free,united, interdependent and fraternal Africa. On this day of   25 May 2017, we celebrate the anniversary of the liberation of our Continent from the yoke of colonialism and the unity that our Founding Fathers so dreamt about and fought for.


 MANDATE OF THE MISSION The African Union Representational Mission to the United States of America is the first bilateral diplomatic mission of the African Union. Officially launched on July 11, 2007 in Washington, DC, its mandate is to undertake, develop and maintain constructive and productive institutional relationships between the African Union and the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. government, the African Diplomatic Corps, the Africans in the Diaspora, and the Bretton Woods Institutions through.
AGOA: The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is a nonreciprocal trade preference program that provides duty-free export access to the United States’ (U.S.) market of over 6,400 products from eligible sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries.
THE GRAND AFRICA TOUR: The goal of the “Grand Africa Tour” is to make Africa the preferred destination for Tourism. Tourism has the potential to accelerate Africa’s economic growth and job creation.
ADHI: The vision of the African Diaspora Health Initiative (ADHI) is to develop a healthy and prosperous Africa free of the heavy burden of disease, disability and premature death.


One of the areas where the AU Mission will concentrate efforts this year is the promotion of Higher Education in Africa through partnership between U.S. and African Higher learning institutions.

CORE FUNCTION OF THE MISSION Coordinate African Positions in efforts to mobilize support for Africa’s development and to adopt common positions on key issues; Build, Sustain and Nurture the Bilateral Relationship between the USA and the African Union.; Inform America and Promote Africa; To establish working relationships with World Bank Group, the International Monetary Fund, and the Organization of American States; AND Build Constituencies for Africa – Diaspora engagement.

Who Is  Who



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