African Union Flag, Anthem and Africa Day Proclamation No.1209-2020

Proclamation No.1209/2020

A PROCLAMATION ON THE AFRICAN UNION FLAG, ANTHEM AND AFRICA DAY

WHEREAS, Article 86 (5) of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia stipulates that forging and promoting an ever growing economic union and fraternal relations of Peoples with other African countries is one principle of Ethiopia’s Foreign policy;

WHEREAS, putting in place a requirement for the hoisting of the Flag of the African Union, the singing of the Union’s Anthem and commemoration of Africa Day demonstrates Ethiopia’s commitment to Pan-Africanism and the unification agenda in addition to its efforts to strengthen the country’s partnership with other African countries and discharge its role as the seat of the African Union Commission;

WHEREAS, it is found necessary to have a legal framework for implementation of the decision of the Assembly of Heads of States and Governments of the African Union for the hoisting of the Union’s flag, singing of the Union’s Anthem and commemoration of Africa day in member states;

WHEREAS, the House of Peoples’ Representatives of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has ratified the said Agreement at its session held on 25th day of June,2020;

NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with Article 55 (1) and (12) of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Constitution it is hereby proclaimed as follows:

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