Peace and security
Peace and security lie at the foundation of progress and sustainable development. The objective of the Joint Strategy is to cooperate in enhancing the capacity of Africa and EU to respond timely and adequately to security threats, and also to join efforts in addressing global challenges.
Co-operating to disarm
The first Pan-African action against trafficking of small arms and light weapons (SALW) was officially launched in early 2010 with support from the EU. The three-year initiative will support peace and security in the region by actively fighting against the proliferation of firearms and explosive materials in Africa.