n Conflict Trends - Foreword

Volume 2002, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1561-9818



Whether in the course of adopting the Constitutive Act of the African Union, or in other fora, African Heads of State and Government have repeatedly acknowledged that the scourge of conflicts on the continent constitutes a major impediment to socio-economic development. They have, consequently, committed themselves to promoting peace, security, stability and good governance as essential prerequisites for sustainable development. They have also articulated their commitment to the promotion and protection of human and peoples' rights, as well as to democratic principles and the strengthening of institutions that will sustain democracy in Africa.

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