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EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
Thirteenth Ordinary Session
27 - 28 June 2008
Sharm El-Sheikh, EGYPT
                                                                           EX.CL/1(XIII)




                                DRAFT AGENDA
                                                                                EX.CL/1(XIII)
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                                         DRAFT AGENDA


I.        a)    Opening Ceremony
          b)    Adoption of the Agenda
          c)    Organization of Work

 II.
 PART A:       PROPOSED ITEMS FOR ADOPTION WITHOUT DISCUSSIONS (in
               conformity with the provisions of Rule 9(3) of the Rules of Procedure of the
               Executive Council)

          Adoption of the Reports on Ministerial Conferences:

     1.   Report of the Commission on the 2nd Conference of Ministers of       EX.CL/427(XIII)
          Defense and Security on the Operationalization of the African
          Standby Force, Addis Ababa, 24-26 Mars 2008

     2.   Report of the Joint Conference of the AUC Conference of African      EX.CL/428(XIII)
          Ministers of Economy and Finance and the ECA Conference of
          African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic
          Development, 26 March - 2 April 2008

     3.   Report of the Joint Conference of Ministers of Trade and Finance,    EX.CL/429(XIII)
          Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 3 April 2008

     4.   Report on the Conference of Ministers of Energy for the Launching    EX.CL/430(XIII)
          of the African Energy Commission, 15-17 February 2008, Algiers,
          Algeria

     5.   Report of the Commission on the Conference of Ministers of           EX.CL/431(XIII)
          Justice/Attorneys General, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 18 April 2008

     6.   Report on the First African Union Conference of Ministers of         EX.CL/432(XIII)
          Transport, 21-25 April 2008, Algiers, Algeria

     7.   Report of the Sixth Ordinary Session of the AU Labour and Social     EX.CL/433(XIII)
          Affairs Commission, 21-25 April 2008, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

     8.   Report on the Conference of Ministers of Telecommunications and      EX.CL/434(XIII)
          Posts, 11-14 May 2008, Cairo, Egypt

     9.   Report of the Special Session of the AU Conference of Ministers of   EX.CL/435(XIII)
          Health, 17 May 2008, Geneva, Switzerland

10.       Report of the Third Conference of African Ministers in Charge of     EX.CL/436(XIII)
          Integration (COMAI III), Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 22-23 May 2008

11.       Report of the Joint Conference of African and South-American         EX.CL/437(XIII)
          Ministers of Trade, Marrakech, Morrocco, 17-20 June 2008
                                                                                EX.CL/1(XIII)
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PART B:      ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION (in conformity with the provisions of Rule 9(3)
             of the Rules of Procedure of the Executive Council)

 1.    Consideration of the Report of the Chairperson of the Commission        EX.CL/438(XIII)

 2.    Consideraton of the Report of the Permanent Representatives’            EX.CL/439(XIII)
       Committee (PRC)

 3.    Consideration of the Progress Report on the Operationalization of       EX.CL/440(XIII)
       the African Standby Force

 4.    Consideration of the Report on Progress towards achieving the           EX.CL/417(XIII)
       Millennium Development Goals and the Status of Implementation
       of the MDGs Africa Steering and Working Group
       Recommendations

 5.    Consideration of the Report on the Promotion of Maternal and            EX.CL/418(XIII)
       Child Health in Africa

 6.    Consideration of the Draft Single legal instrument on the merger of     EX.CL/441(XIII)
       the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the Court of
       Justice of the African Union as finalized by the meeting of Ministers
       of Justice / Attorneys General

 7.    Consideration of the Report of the Commission on the Use of the         EX.CL/411(XIII)
       Principle of Universal Jurisdiction by some Non-African States as
       recommended by the Conference of Ministers of Justice/Attorneys
       General

 8.    Consideration of the Report on the Situation in the Middle East and     EX.CL/442(XIII)
       Palestine

 9.    Consideration of the Report on Negotiations of Economic                 EX.CL/422(XIII)
       Partnership Agreements

 10.   Consideration of the Report on the on-going Doha Round                  EX.CL/423(XIII)
       Negotiations in the World Trade Organisation (WTO)

 11.   Consideration of the Report of the President of the Pan-African         EX.CL/443(XIII)
       Parliament (PAP)

 12.   Consideration of the Report of the Standing Committee of                EX.CL/444(XIII)
       ECOSOCC

 13.   Consideration of the Report of the African Court on the Human           EX.CL/445(XIII)
       and People’s Rights

 14.   Consideration of the Report of the African Commission on Human          EX.CL/446(XIII)
       and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR)

 15.   Consideration of the Report of the African Committee of Experts on      EX.CL/447(XIII)
       the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC)
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  16.   Consideration of the Report of the High Level Panel on High Food   EX.CL/424(XIII)
        Prices and Food Insecurity

  17.   Consideration of the Progress Report on Election of Members of     EX.CL/448(XIII)
        the Advisory Board on Corruption within the African Union (the
        Board)

  18.   Consideration of the Report of the Ministerial Committee on        EX.CL/449(XIII)
        Candidatures to the International System

III.    ELECTIONS

  1.    Election of Members of the African Committee of Experts on the     EX.CL/450(XIII)
        Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC)

  2.    Election of Judges of the African Court on Human and Peoples’      EX.CL/451(XIII)
        Rights (AfCHPR)



IV.     ITEMS PROPOSED BY MEMBER STATES

  1.    Holding of the mid-year sessions (July sessions) of the Assembly of EX.CL/426(XIII)
        the African Union, in the City of Sirte of the Great Jamahiriya             Add. 1
        starting from 2010 (Item proposed by the Great Socialist
        People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya)

  2.    Holding of the Ordinary Session of the AU Summit in July 2010 or EX.CL/426(XIII)
        July 2013 in Kampala, Uganda                                             Add. 2
        (Item proposed by the Republic of Uganda)

  3.    Centers of Excellence for holding African Conferences              EX.CL/426(XIII)
        (Item proposed by the Arab Republic of Egypt)                              Add.3

  4.    Agricultural Development and Reduction of Food Prices              EX.CL/426(XIII)
        (Item proposed by the Arab Republic of Egypt)                              Add.4

  5.    Cooperation between the United Nations and the African Union EX.CL/426(XIII)
        (Item proposed by the Arab Republic of Egypt)                        Add.5

  6.    Afro-Arab Cooperation                                              EX.CL/426(XIII)
        (Item proposed by the Arab Republic of Egypt)                              Add. 6

V.      ANY OTHER BUSINESS

VI.     DATE AND VENUE OF THE FOURTEENTH ORDINARY
        SESSION OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

VII.    ADOPTION OF THE DECISIONS OF THE 13th ORDINARY
        SESSION OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
                                                           EX.CL/1(XIII)
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VIII.   CONSIDERATION OF THE DRAFT DECISIONS OF THE 11TH
        ORDINARY SESSION OF THE ASSEMBLY

IX.     CONSIDERATION OF THE DRAFT AGENDA OF THE 11th
        ORDINARY SESSION OF THE ASSEMBLY

X.      CLOSING CEREMONY

								
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