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Established on July 9, 2002, the AU was formed as a successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). The most important decisions of the AU are made by the Assembly of the African Union, a twice-yearly meeting of the heads of state and government of its member states. The AU's secretariat, the African Union Commission, is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. During the February 2009 Union meeting headed by Libyan leader Gaddafi, it was resolved that the African Union Commission would become the African Union Authority.
The UNASUR Constitutive Treaty was signed on May 23, 2008, at the Third Summit of Heads of State, held in Brasília, Brazil. According to the Constitutive Treaty, the Union's headquarters will be located in Quito, Ecuador. The South American Parliament will be located in Cochabamba, Bolivia, while its bank, the Bank of the South (Dutch: Bank van het Zuiden, Portuguese: Banco do Sul, Spanish: Banco del Sur), will be located in Caracas, Venezuela. The Union's former designation, the South American Community of Nations
The Pacific Union is a proposed development of the Pacific Islands Forum, suggested in 2003 by a committee of the Australian Senate, into a political and economic intergovernmental community. The union, if formed, will have a common charter, institutions and currency. Although the former Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard, spoke of a Pacific Union whilst in office, his government's emphasis was focused on bilateral relations and agreements with the individual states of the Forum.
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A Central Asian Union or Turkestan (Land of the Turks) was proposed by Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbaev on April 26, 2007, consisting of the four Central Asian Turkic republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan and the Non-Turkic, but culturally similar, republic of Tajikistan. The proposed Union would primarily deal with interstate border issues, trade, visa regimes, tourism, and security. If realized, the Central Asian Union would represent a counter-balance to the existing Russian-dominated Collective Security Organization and the Chinese- Russian -led Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
Originally posted by Gorman91
yea I reported on the South American one eons ago, as in my sig.
Sadly not many listen. Oh well.
Brazil's building nuclear subs and arming themselves. For what?