African Parliamentary Alliance for UN Reforms (APAUNR) is committed to give an unmatched Parliamentary impetus to the work of the African Union Committee of Ten Heads of State (C-10), by influencing African lawmakers to speak with one voice in pushing the African Common Position as enunciated by the Ezulwini Consensus and the Sirte Declaration. In pursuit of this goal, the Alliance has been actively engaged in the following activities:
Meeting with the Former President of the UN General Assembly
APAUNR Executive Chair Hon Onyango Kakoba (R) with H.E. Hon. Sam Kutesa (L), current Ugandan Minister of Foreign Affairs and former President of the UN General Assembly (2014/15) after a pivotal meeting on January 6, 2017 in Kampala Uganda. The Honourable Minister pledged full support to APAUNR.
Address to PAP Plenary
African Parliamentary Alliance for UN Reforms (APAUNR) is raising the visibility and legitimacy of the Ezulwini Consensus and Sirte Declaration as a common Human Rights standard of achievement for the peoples of Africa, and as the best means of addressing the historical injustice of Africa's under-representation in the non-permanent category, and the non-representation in the Permanent category of the UN Security Council.
In line with this key objective, APAUNR’s Executive Chairman Hon Onyango Kakoba made a clarion call at the Plenary of the Pan African Parliament on 12th October 2016 in Sharm el Sheikh - Egypt, amid rapturous applause - for Africa’s Parliament to give an unmatched Parliamentary impetus to the work of the Committee of Ten Heads of State (C-10) established by the African Union (AU) to champion the African Common Position on UNSC reform. Hon Kakoba’s presentation was followed by an overwhelming ‘Call to Action’ from elected representatives, who passionately appealed to the Parliaments of Africa to wholeheartedly support the C-10’s quest to ensure Africa takes its rightful position on global matters.
PAP representatives overwhelmingly voicing their support for parliamentary impetus to the Work of the C-10
(L-R) APAUNR’s Chairman Hon Onyango Kakoba and APAUNR Coordinator Emmanuel Nebafuh at the Plenary of the Pan African Parliament in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt
Meeting with Speaker of Sudan
African Parliamentary Alliance for UN Reforms (APAUNR) is currently appealing to African Parliaments to defend, promote and advocate the Ezulwini Consensus and the Sirte Declaration on all aspects of the UN Security Council reform process and ensure their governments resist the temptation and efforts by some UN Member States and interest groups to divide and distract Africa from its Common Position.
On 05 August 2016, APAUNR delegation held a pivotal meeting with the Rt Hon Ibrahim Ahmed Omer, Speaker of the National Assembly of The Sudan. Rt Hon Omer praised the APAUNR delegation for such a laudable initiative, and pledged the support of the Sudanese Parliament.
(L-R) Rt Hon Ibrahim Ahmed Omer (Speaker of The Sudan Parliament), Emmanuel Nebafuh (APAUNR Coordinator) and Hon Onyango Kakoba (APAUNR Executive Chairman)
(L-R): Hon Prof Awad Hag Ahmed, Hon Onyango Kakoba, Rt Hon Ibrahim Ahmed Omer, Emmanuel Nebafuh and Abd Almajeed A. Ali
Executive Committee Meeting
APAUNR’s pioneer Executive Committee members drawn from the five regions of Africa met on 03, August 2016 at the Pan African Parliament, in Midrand South Africa. The meeting which coincided with the Sittings of the Permanent Committees of the Pan African Parliament focused on the adoption of an APAUNR Charter, an Action Plan and a Campaign Strategy to give Parliamentary impetus to the work of the African Union Committee of Ten (C-10) - to build the consensus required for Africa to demand its rightful place on the global stage.
Left to Right - APAUNR Executive Chairperson Hon Onyango Kakoba (Uganda) and Vice-Chairperson Hon Dr Bernadette Lahai (Sierra Leone)
Left to Right – APAUNR Coordinator Emmanuel Nebafuh (International Secretariat Geneva, Switzerland); Executive Chairperson Hon Onyango Kakoba (Uganda) and Vice-Chairperson Hon Dr Bernadette Lahai (Sierra Leone)
Left to Right – APAUNR Treasurer Senator Chief Charumbira (Zimbabwe) and APAUNR’s Head of Public Relations Hon Abdulrazak Namdas (Nigeria)
Left to Right – Hon Prof Awad Hag Ali (Sudan); Senator ENG. Peter Mositet (Kenya) and Hon Mustafa El Gendy (Egypt)
Left to Right – APAUNR Secretary Hon Aminata Niang (Mauritania), Hon Victor Hlatshwayo (Swaziland), Senator Chief Charumbira (Zimbabwe)
Left to Right – Hon El Gendy, Hon Jaynet Kabila, Hon Dr Bernadette Lahai, Hon Victor Hlatshwayo, Hon Onyango Kakoba, Hon Prof Awad Hag Ali, Emmanuel Nebafuh, Hon Abdulrazak Namdas, Hon Aminata Niang, Senator Chief Fortune Charumbira, Senator ENG. Peter Mositet