Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

29 January 2016

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission

The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission. They discussed UN-AU cooperation and committed to deepening the strategic partnership in conflict prevention, management and resolution, as well as continue to seek ways to find flexible, predictable and sustainable funding to AU operations authorized by the Security Council.

The Secretary-General commended Dr. Dlamini-Zuma for her leadership of the AU Commission. He also commended the African Union for declaring 2016 as the African Year of Human Rights and its particular focus on the rights of women.

They discussed the situations in a number of countries where the UN and AU are cooperating, including Burundi, Libya, South Sudan and Somalia.