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Report of the Secretary-General on the Relationship Between the United Nations and Regional Organizations, in Particular the African Union, in the Maintenance of International Peace and Security

Published April 7, 2008

This UN Secretary-General's report states, In its presidential statement of 28 March 2007 (S/PRST/2007/7), the Security Council requested that I provide a report, in consultation with the relevant regional organizations, in particular the African Union, on specific proposals on how the United Nations can better support further cooperation and coordination with regional organizations on Chapter VIII arrangements.

In presenting this report, I have considered the important issues that define the nature of the collaborative partnership in international peace and security between the United Nations and regional organizations, in particular the African Union, and the division of responsibilities between the United Nations and those organizations under Chapter VIII of the Charter of the United Nations. The report also describes the multifaceted nature and the many levels through which the Organization cooperates with regional organizations in the maintenance of international peace and security. It also identifies the challenges and the opportunities that are created by such partnerships."

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