The Role of Regional Organizations in Disaster Risk by Simon Hollis (auth.)

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The Web Platform provides the possibility for information sharing before and during a crisis (Council, 2013). The IPCR mandate is principally directed towards political issues and limited to gathering and sending the ‘right’ information at the ‘right’ time (Personal Correspondence, 2008, Council). 23 The Treaty of Lisbon has also sharpened the EU’s competencies in the field of civil protection (Council, 2007d: Art. 2(e) and Art. 24 First, it introduces qualified majority voting, which means that a more efficient mode of decision-making on DRM is now possible.

Other institutional bodies have also emerged under the AU’s new architecture, including a panAfrican Parliament, a Political Security Council (PSC), the African Court of Human and People’s Rights, an African Central Bank, the African Monetary Fund, and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). The AU also emphasizes the importance of cooperation and coordination with its Regional Economic Communities (RECs), which include CEN-SAD, ECCAS, COMESA, ECOWAS, IGAD, SADC and UMA. The membership of the AU currently includes 54 African nations.

These and other principles are reflected in the AU Constitutive Act and are supported by the Assembly, the Executive Council of Ministers, and the Commission. Other institutional bodies have also emerged under the AU’s new architecture, including a panAfrican Parliament, a Political Security Council (PSC), the African Court of Human and People’s Rights, an African Central Bank, the African Monetary Fund, and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). The AU also emphasizes the importance of cooperation and coordination with its Regional Economic Communities (RECs), which include CEN-SAD, ECCAS, COMESA, ECOWAS, IGAD, SADC and UMA.

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