On 7 June 2007, the African Ministers in charge of Border Issues adopted the First Declaration on the African Union Border Programme (AUBP) during their inaugural conference held at the AU Commission in Addis Ababa. At their second meeting in March 2010, the decision was made to commemorate every 7 June as the universal African Border Day. The aim of this celebration is, firstly, to sensitize all stakeholders of the AUBP, including border populations and grassroots communities, about the role and importance of border management in promoting peace, security and stability, and, secondly, to communicate about the efforts of the AUBP towards the achievement of greater African unity and integration at the continental, regional, national and local level. All AU Member States, as well as the RECs, are encouraged to officially commemorate and celebrate this historical date. Happy African Border Day!