AU PSC: Morocco reiterates the imperative of the Peace, Security and Development Nexus approach for conflict prevention in Africa

AU PSC: Morocco reiterates the imperative of the Peace, Security and Development Nexus approach for conflict prevention in Africa
AU PSC: Morocco reiterates the imperative of the Peace, Security and Development Nexus approach for conflict prevention in Africa

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 3:09 p.m.

Addis Ababa – Morocco reiterated, Wednesday in Addis Ababa before the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), the imperative of the Nexus Peace, Security and Development approach for prevention conflicts in Africa.

The Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom to the AU and the UNECA, Mohamed Arrouchi, who spoke at the 1211th meeting of the AU PSC devoted to the review of the implementation of the Protocol establishing the PSC of The AU, on the occasion of the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Council, stressed that to evaluate the implementation of the provisions of the protocol, several elements should be evaluated including the effectiveness of the interventions of the AU PSC, in regarding the prevention and resolution of conflicts in the targeted African regions, particularly with regard to the methods used, their effectiveness and their impacts.

The diplomat who led the Moroccan delegation to this meeting, recalled the need to assess the operational capacity of the Council, in particular analyzing whether the CPS has the necessary resources to carry out its missions and effectively fulfill its prevention mandate, conflict management and resolution.

Stressing that the financial dependence of the council remains a handicap, which is the subject of long debates and discussions, Mr. Arrouchi wanted to point out the importance of the support, both political and financial, provided by the member states to the CPS of the AU.

He recalled, in this regard, that Morocco is among the first countries to pay their financial contributions, in general, and those paid within the framework of the AU Peace Fund.

The Ambassador, Permanent Representative also called for considering the long-term impact of the PSC on the stability and development of African populations, especially since the Council is not supposed to play a temporary role. Hence the need to have a long-term vision, he insisted.

The Moroccan diplomat thus emphasized the importance of assessing the current effectiveness of the Council and its ability to adapt and respond to future challenges.

Mr. Arrouchi did not fail to reiterate the relevance of integrating the multidimensional approach, which is based on the Peace, Security and Development Nexus, into the strategies and operations of the AU PSC. This will improve the effectiveness of the Council’s interventions by addressing, in an integrated and holistic manner, the root causes of problems related to peace, security and development on the continent, he said. reaffirmed.

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