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By Isaac N. Endeley

This ebook provides an in depth research of the constitution and functioning of the African crew, which has the capability to be essentially the most favorite foreign actors within the post-Cold struggle period. Endeley's research is expert by means of direct commentary and through the session of key basic and secondary assets.

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The immediate past Chairman of the African Group 31 32 Chapter Eight 3. The immediate next Chairman of the African Group 4. The Permanent Representative of the State of the current Chairman of the AU 5. The Permanent Representative of the State of the immediate past Chairman of the AU 6. The Regional Coordinator for the Central Africa region 7. The Regional Coordinator for the East Africa region 8. The Regional Coordinator for the North Africa region 9. The Regional Coordinator for the Southern Africa region 10.

Although it can meet and hold general discussions with fewer participants, the tendency is not to meet at all unless a quorum is attained and concrete recommendations can be formulated. The composition of the Committee on Candidatures has changed considerably in the post-Cold War and post-apartheid era, and the Southern African region appears to have been the main beneficiary of this change, having experienced a sharp increase in its relative weight in a very short time. This has been mainly due to the admission of Namibia to the UN and to the African Group in 1990, the admission of South Africa into the African Group in 1994, and the transfer of Angola from the Central to the Southern African region in 1995.

Chapter Ten The Committee on Candidatures As the name itself suggests, the primary purpose of the Committee on Candidatures is to process the applications of the Member States for the posts and seats reserved for the African continent on the various organs, agencies and programs of the UN system. The committee is responsible for examining all the applications submitted by the African States and for formulating recommendations addressed to the African Group of the Whole, or plenary assembly, which is the sole organ with the power to make decisions or to endorse African candidates.

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