The AU Flag

The African Union is governed by organs per Article 5 of the Constitutive Act of the African Union.[1]


Assembly of the Union

Main article: Assembly of the African Union

Assembly in session

Executive Council

Main article: Executive Council of the African Union

Pan-African Parliament

Main article: Pan-African Parliament

Gallagher Estate in Midrand, South Africa

Court of Justice

Main article: African Court of Justice


Main article: African Union Commission

Permanent Representatives Committee

Main article: Permanent Representatives' Committee of the African Union

Specialized Technical Committees

Main article: Specialised Technical Committees of the African Union


Main article: Economic, Social and Cultural Council

Financial Institutions

Main articles: African Central Bank, African Monetary Fund, and African Investment Bank

Peace and Security Council

Main article: Peace and Security Council

Burundian soldiers training prior to their deployment to serve in Somalia


  1. ^ "Constitutive Act of the African Union" (PDF). African Union. 2000. Retrieved 2 February 2014.