NEPAD's vision: NEPAD commits African governments to establish mechanisms to be accountable for securing the rights of minorities, nationalities, and ethnic groups; to protect natural resources from exploitation, especially during times of conflict; and to demonstrate the will to confront root causes of conflicts in a manner that respects human rights and moves nations
toward just conflict resolution.
US responsibility: To support these aspirations, as a recognition of a common concern for a just peace and of the US responsibility to contribute toward that peace in the international community, we note the following indicators for US policy:
- The US government will have as its primary focus a people-centered common security interest in its security relationship to African countries.
- The US government will respect the sovereignty of African countries and will refrain from unilateral activity aimed at undemocratic regime changes.
- The US government will contribute its fair share to multilateral peace-keeping initiatives.
- The US government will ratify the landmines treaty and the child soldiers protocol, and will actively support multinational efforts to control the arms traffic, including small arms.
- The US government will take concrete action to prevent US economic activities from serving to fuel and exploit African conflicts, including, but not limited to, oil and diamonds.