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USAID Support to the African Union

Established in July 2002, the African Union consists of 55 African nations that came together to help secure Africa’s democracy, human rights, sustainable economy, an end to intra-African conflict and create an effective common market. USAID has a long history of engagement with the African Union and its predecessor the organization of African unity. The objective of the United States Mission to the African Union is to build the U.S. partnership with regional organizations and help the African Union to achieve its ambitious goals outlined in the their Agenda 2063 strategic framework.

USAID has had a dedicated African Union operating unit working under the U.S. Mission to the African Union since 2010. The program has overarching goals of supporting the African Union in its strategic development objectives including areas such as health, democracy and governance, education, trade and women’s empowerment.

Philip Rihm
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20523
Phone 202-712-0376; Email

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