Africa: 2010 Year for Peace and Security

“2010: Year of Peace and Security in Africa” was launched this week at the African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia). The Year of Peace aims to give added momentum to peace and security efforts on the continent. During 2010, AU member states will work to speed up the implementation of commitments and instruments to promote security. They will also establish bridge between official efforts and civil society initiatives to promote peace and security.