POLICY BRIEF 2019:6 A4P and the UN-AU Partnership

The A4P identifies, in addition to seven other building blocks, the improvement of partnerships. Essentially, the focus on improving partnerships is to deepen the collective commitment of the UN and relevant international organisations including the African Union (AU) to collaboration and planning.

A4P comes at a critical time for the UN and its partners especially because multilateralism in general is under threat and the UN and other multilateral entities have to ensure that multilateralism as a principle is adhered to by member states. Partnerships are established to achieve set objectives and goals. There is already recognition that neither the UN nor the AU can win on its own and so now more than ever, an improved partnership between the two is absolutely crucial to amongothers, demonstrate legitimacy, coherence and credibility.