PROCLAMATION No. 232/2001
A PROCLAMATION TO RATIFY
THE AGREEMENT ON THE ESTAMLISHMENT
OF AFRICAN UNION
WHEREAS, an Agreement, on the establishment of African Union, was signed by Ethiopia and other members of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), in Lome, Togo, on the 11th day of July, 2000;
WHEREAS, it is stipulated in the Agreement that the Agreement shall enter into force thirty days after the deposit of the instruments of ratification by two-thirds of the member States of the OAU;
WHEREAS, the House of Peoples’ Representatives of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has ratified said Agreement at its session held on the 8th day of March, 2001;
NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with Article 55 Sub-Article (1) and (12) of the Constitution, it is hereby proclaimed as follows:
1. Short Title
This Proclamation may be cited as the “African Union Establishment Agreement Ratification Proclamation No. 232/2001”.
2. Ratification of the Agreement
The Agreement, signed in Lome on the 11th day of July, 2000 to establish the African Union, is ratified.
3. Effective Date
This Proclamation shall enter into force as of the 8th day of March, 2001.
Done at Addis Ababa this 8th day of March, 2001.
NEGASO GIDADA (DR.)
PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA