The objectives of the Union are:

  1. The initiation and maintenance of dialogue at all levels between its Member States for the purpose of achieving greater unity and solidarity, and promoting goodwill, neighborliness cooperation, and peaceful co-existence amongst its people, promoting peace, security, democratic principles and popular participation of citizens in the pursuit of good governance.
  2. Promote regional integration and development though skillful planning and coordination of efforts, to integrate commerce and industry aimed at the creation of employment as well promoting social and cultural affairs.