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Economic Community of Central African States (CEEAC)

Headquarters

Libreville, Gabon

Web site

Short description

CEEAC’s main objective is to promote regional economic cooperation in Central Africa. It aspires to achieve collective autonomy, raise the standard of living of its populations, and maintain economic stability through harmonious cooperation.

Funding

Payments by member states are not always regular. In 2011 the budget was made up of contributions of about USD 30 million by member states, almost USD 9 million of arrears, plus USD 56 million from foreign partners. These foreign partners are (in decreasing order of the amount contributed) the EU, France, and the United States. The AfDB and Canada have also provided financial support. The EU funds CEEAC through the African Peace Facility (APF) programme and the Peace and Security Programme (PAPS). Funding of PAPS I (2007–11) amounted to EUR 4.8 million, while a second phase for 2011–14, PAPS II, is estimated at EUR 11.9 million.

Notes
CEEAC owes its origins to two separate entities, UDEAC and CEPGL. Established in 1983, CEEAC originally included São Tomé and Príncipe plus the nine members of UDEAC and CEPGL. Angola became a full member in 1999. Rwanda withdrew from the organization in 2007.

Membership

10 members (all UN member states)

  • Current members*: Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, CAR, Chad, Congo, DRC, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, São Tomé and Príncipe (Bold: founding member, Grey: suspended member)
  • Former members: Rwanda
  • Membership pending: None

Overlapping memberships with other ROs

    CEEAC members represent:

    • 8 of 8 CCPAC members
    • 6 of 6 CEMAC members
    • 5 of 11 ICGLR members
    • 4 of 15 RECSA members

    * Information accurate as of 31 May 2012

    PoA Point of Contact

    • Jacques Didier Lavenir Mvom
    • Defence and Security Expert, DIHPSS

    +241-07-26-03-38
    +241-76-89-87
    jmvom@yahoo.fr

    PoA-related activities

    CEEAC, ECOWAS, and the Gulf of Guinea Commission work on a common strategy to suppress piracy, armed robbery, and other illicit maritime activities. In the elaboration of the Kinshasa Convention, ECOWAS assisted CEEAC with its expertise from the Nairobi Protocol. CEMAC and CEEAC have overlapping member states; to avoid duplication, CEEAC took the lead on peace and security, including some DDR activities, and CEMAC on regional integration (see CEMAC profile). CEEAC and RECSA have organized joint seminars on small arms through the EU-funded Pan-Africa Project of RECSA with the AU Steering Committee on Small Arms.

    PoA-related programmes and initiatives

    PoA-relevant cooperation with other ROs

    CEEAC, ECOWAS, and the Gulf of Guinea Commission work on a common strategy to suppress piracy, armed robbery, and other illicit maritime activities. In the elaboration of the Kinshasa Convention, ECOWAS assisted CEEAC. CEMAC and CEEAC have overlapping member states; to avoid duplication, CEEAC took the lead on peace and security, including some DDR activities, and CEMAC on regional integration (see CEMAC profile). CEEAC and RECSA have organized joint seminars on small arms through the EU-funded Pan-Africa Project of RECSA with the AU Steering Committee on Small Arms.

    Legally binding regional instruments

    • Treaty Establishing CEEAC (1983)
    • Non-aggression Pact between Members States (1996)
    • Mutual Assistance Pact (2000) and its Protocol Relating to the Establishment of a Mutual Security Pact in Central Africa (COPAX) (2000)
    • Central African Convention for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons, Their Ammunition, Parts and Components that Can Be Used for Their Manufacture, Repair or Assembly (‘Kinshasa Convention’) (2010)

    Other official documents of interest

    • Code of Conduct for the Defence and Security Forces in Central Africa (2009)

       

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