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The AU and the UN to convene a coordination meeting on the Lord's Resistance Army

By African Union Commission (AUC)

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, February 29, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) will convene a joint meeting on Wednesday, 29 February 2012, at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as part of their common efforts to mobilize support and define combined strategies to address the threat posed by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).

The Meeting, which brings together the AU-UN affected countries and their partners as well as other actors, will provide an opportunity to share information on current initiatives, assess progress and recommend options for enhanced and coordinated actions towards the fight against the LRA.

Participants will also assess the nature of the needs and resources required to effectively deal with the impact of the LRA, a terrorist group.

The meeting will be followed by a Press Conference at 5:00 p.m., to be addressed by the AU Special Envoy for the LRA issue, Mr. Francisco Madeira, and the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Central Africa, Mr. Abou Moussa.

Journalists are invited to attend the Press Conference