The African Parliamentary Union (APU), ex-Union of African Parliaments, is a continental interparliamentary organization set up in Abidjan on 13th February, 1976. Its Statutes have been modified and adopted during the 22nd Conference which took place on 17 and 18 September 1999 in Luanda (Angola).
It aims particularly :
The APU is and will remain a privileged framework for parliamentary dialogue and for promoting peace, democracy, good governance, sustainable development and social progress in Africa. For this purpose, it holds annual conferences in order to discuss these matters and also organizes parliamentary meetings in cooperation with International Organizations or Institutions.
At present, 40 National parliaments are members of the APU.
The working languages of the Union are English, Arabic, French and portuguese.
The APU Headquarters is in Abidjan. A Headquarters Agreement was signed on January 7th, 1983, between the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire and the African Parliamentary Union, ex-Union of African Parliaments.
African Parliamentary Union
30 Roume Bd., « Plateau » district.
P.O. Box V 314 Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
Phone : (225) 20 30 39 70 to 74
20 30 39 79 ( Secretary-General’s office )
Telecopy : (225) 20 30 44 05 to 09
E.Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org