Apart from rising countries seeking to project their power and influence on issues of international peace and security, there are regional organization also worth have in mind. One remarkable in this regard is the African Union (AU). Born in 2002, the AU has managed to build an African Architecture of Peace and Security (APSA) designed to provide African solutions to African conflicts.
The African architecture is far more developed than any other in Latin America or Asia, to mention a few examples. Institutions, mechanisms and policies are in place. Some problems remain, but the AU has made significant improvements.