19th AU assembly approves the establishment of the African Institute for Remittances

posted 4 Aug 2012, 15:42 by Mark Torokwa

On 15-16 July 2012, the 19th AU assembly of Heads of State and Government endorsed the establishment of the African Institute for Remittances (AIR). The decision followed the report of the fifth Joint Annual Meeting of the African Union (AU) Conference of Ministers of Economy and Finance and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development and the Declaration of the Global Diaspora Summit held in South Africa in May 2012 that adopted the AIR as one of the five legacy projects of the AU.  The AU further called upon the African Development Bank (AfDB), World Bank, UNECA and other partners to support the implementation of the initiative. 

http://www.africa-eu-partnership.org/news/19th-au-assembly-approves-establishment-african-institute-remittances

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