AU Specialized Technical Committee Meets in Morocco

The Specialized Technical Committee (STC) of the African Union will hold a meeting next Tuesday in Rabat to discuss issues related to Public service, local authorities, urban development and decentralization.

Participants will also review the committee’s 2019-2020 action programs and the implementation of the decisions adopted by the STC during its gathering held last December in Addis Ababa.

During that meeting, Morocco was elected 1st vice-president of the technical committee and chair of the subcommittee on decentralization and local governance.

The African Union STC on public service, local government, urban development and decentralization is tasked with developing, promoting and implementing the AU integration agenda and vision.

It also encourages effective governance, combats corruption, promotes post-conflict reconstruction of public services, supports innovative approaches to service delivery including through ICT and sustainable human settlements.

Morocco plays a growing influential role within several AU bodies since the North African Kingdom rejoined its African institutional family in 2017.

Starting Sept.1st, the country took over the rotating chairmanship of the AU Peace & Security Council (PSC) for one month.

In January 2018, Morocco was elected member of the PSC for a two-year term.

Last June, the PSC convened a meeting in the Atlantic coastal city of Skhirat (near Rabat) that focused on the reform of the council to enable this AU body better address the challenging security and development issues in Africa, mainly silence guns in Africa by 2020.

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