NEPAD/HSGIC/03-2003/APRM/MOU
09 March 2003

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING ON THE AFRICAN PEER
REVIEW MECHANISM
(“THE MOU”)
1.

We, the Heads of State and Government of the Member States of

the African Union participating in the African Peer Review Mechanism:
2.

COGNISANT of our shared commitments to the principles and

objectives set out in the Constitutive Act of the African Union adopted on
11 July 2000 in Lome, Togo;
3.

RECALLING our decision regarding the then New African

Initiative, now the New Partnership for Africa’s Development, taken at the
37th Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and Government of the
Organisation of African Unity in July 2001 in Lusaka, Zambia
[AHG/Decl.1 (XXXVII)] adopting the Strategic Policy Framework and a
new vision for the revival and development of Africa;
4.

RECALLING

FURTHER

our

Declaration

on

the

Implementation of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development
[Assembly/AU/Decl. 1(I)], at the inaugural Summit of the African Union in
July 2002 in Durban, South Africa, endorsing the Progress Report and
Initial Action Plan [AHG/235 (XXXVIII)] and encouraging Member States
to adopt the New Partnership for Africa’s Development Declaration on
Democracy, Political, Economic and Corporate Governance [AHG/235
(XXXVIII) Annex I] and accede to the African Peer Review Mechanism
[AHG/235 (XXXVIII) Annex II];
5.

REITERATING our commitment to the principles and core

values contained in the Declaration on Democracy, Political, Economic and
Corporate Governance;

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