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Press Release Tanzania Re-elected to Psc Final Rev.

Press Release Tanzania Re-elected to Psc Final Rev.

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EMBASSY OF THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA
Tel: +251 1 6634353 P.O.Box. 1077,Telex: 21268 TANAD ET Addis Ababa,ax No.: +251 1 627882 E!"io#ia.E$%ail: !&addis01'(%ail.)o%
P*E *EEAET-E N/TED *EPB/ O TANAN/A *E$EETED TO T-E A*/AN N/ON PEAE AND E*/T ON/ AP
During the 22
nd
 Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Union held from 30
th
 31
st
January 2014, in Addis Ababa, the United e!ubli" of #an$ania %as re&ele"ted as 'ember of the Afri"an Union (ea"e and Se"urity )oun"il *AU(S)+ for a t%o – year term from A!ril 2014 to 'ar"h 201- .t is to be re"alled that the United e!ubli" of #an$ania %as ele"ted for the first time to the membershi! of the AU(S) in A!ril 2012 and ser/ed a momentous t%o&year term notably 2012 and 2013-#he AU(S) is a standing de"ision maing body of the AU %hi"h deals %ith !ea"e and se"urity issues- .ts 1 'embers are dra%n from fi/e geogra!hi"al regions of Afri"a- #he astern, )entral and Southern Afri"a regions ea"h ha/e a uota of three 'ember States, %hile orth and est Afri"a is re!resented by t%o and four "ountries, res!e"ti/ely- #he 1 (S) 'embers are ele"ted on the basis of eual rights, in the follo%ing manner5 #en *10+ 'embers ele"ted for a term of t%o *2+ years6 and 7i/e *+ 'embers ele"ted for a term of three *3+ years in order to ensure "ontinuity- Along %ith the United e!ubli" of #an$ania, thio!ia %as also ele"ted to re!resent the astern region- 8uinea and 8ambia %ere also re&ele"ted %hile South  Afri"a, amibia, iger, 9ibya and :urundi ;oined as ne% ele"ted members- .n "onformity %ith the (roto"ol establishing the AU(S), 'ember States should fulfill the follo%ing "riteria in order to be ele"ted for membershi!5
)ommitment to u!hold the !rin"i!les of the Union6
)ontribution to the !romotion and maintenan"e of !ea"e and se"urity in Afri"a – in this res!e"t, e<!erien"e of 'ember States in !ea"e su!!ort o!eration %ould be an added ad/antage6
)a!a"ity and "ommitment to shoulder the res!onsibilities entailed in membershi!6
 
(arti"i!ation in "onfli"t resolution, !ea"e&maing building at regional and "ontinental le/els6
illingness and ability to tae u! res!onsibilities for regional and "ontinental "onfli"t resolution initiati/es6
)ontribution to the (ea"e 7und and=or S!e"ial 7und "reated for a s!e"ifi" !ur!ose6
es!e"t for "onstitutional go/ernan"e, in a""ordan"e %ith the 9ome De"laration, as %ell as the rule of la% and human rights6
Suffi"iently staffed and eui!!ed (ermanent 'issions at the >eaduarters of the Union and the United ations, to be able to shoulder the res!onsibilities %hi"h go %ith the membershi!6 and
)ommitment to honour finan"ial obligations of the Union.t is %orth mentioning that the AU(S) is the most a"ti/e organ of the Afri"an Union *AU+- .n 2013 alone, the AU(S) held ?1 meetings, %hi"h is the highest sin"e it be"ame o!erational in 2004- #he in"reasing number of "onfli"ts and gro%ing inse"urity in Afri"a ne"essitated the AU(S) to regularly "on/ene and !ass binding de"isions-
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 eba 2014, Addis Ababa, E!"io#ia.E9BA O T-E N/TED *EPB/ O TANAN/A TO T-E EDE*A DE9O*AT/ *EPB/ O ET-/OP/A AND PE*9ANENT *EP*EENTAT/ON TO T-E A*/AN N/ON A AND TO T-E N/TED NAT/ON EONO9/ O99//ON O* A*/A NEA 

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