Statute of the African Observatory for Science Technology and Innovation (AOSTI)
- Commenced in full on 31 January 2016
- [This is the version of this document at 31 January 2016.]
Article 1 – DefinitionsIn this Statute:"AOSTI" means the African Observatory of Science, Technology and Innovation;"Assembly" means Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union;"AU" or "Union" means the African Union established by the Constitutive Act of the African Union adopted by the Heads of States and Government of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) in Lome, Togo, in July, 2000;"Executive Council" means the Executive Council of Ministers of the African Union;"Host Country" means the country that hosts the Headquarters of the AOSTI;"Member States" means Member States of the African Union;"RECs" means Regional Economic Communities;"Secretariat" means the Secretariat of the Observatory;"Statute" means this Statute of the African Observatory of Science, Technology and Innovation;"STC" means the African Union Specialized Technical Committee on Education, Science and Technology;"Steering Committee" means the Steering Committee established by this Statute; and"STI" means Science, Technology and Innovation.
Article 2 – Legal status of AOSTIThe AOSTI shall be a Specialised Technical Office of the Union and shall be governed in accordance with the provisions of this Statute.
Article 3 – Objectives of AOSTIThe AOSTI shall serve as the continental repository for STI data and statistics and a source of policy analysis in support of evidence based policy-making in Africa and shall further:
Article 4 – Mandate and functions of AOSTIThe AOSTI shall perform the following functions:
Article 5 – Governance of the AOSTIThe AOSTI shall be governed by the following bodies:
Article 6 – The Steering Committee
Article 7 – The Secretariat
Article 8 – Budget
Article 9 – Headquarters of AOSTIThe Headquarters of the AOSTI shall be in the Republic of Equatorial Guinea. The Host Country Agreement shall govern the relations between AOSTI and the Host Country.
Article 10 – Privileges and immunitiesThe AOSTI shall enjoy in the territory of the Host Country, the privileges and immunities specified in the General Convention on Privileges and Immunities of the Organization of African Unity adopted in Accra, Ghana on 25 October 1965.
Article 11 – Amendments
Article 12 – Working languagesThe working languages of the AOSTI shall be those of the AU.
Article 13 – Entry into forceThe present Statute shall enter into force upon its adoption by the Assembly.Adopted by the Twenty Sixth Ordinary Session of the Assembly, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia31 January 2016
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