African Group of Negotiators. An alliance consisting of climate change negotiators from every African country. One country is selected to chair the group for a period of two years, the current chair, selected in 2014, being the Republic of the Sudan. The AGN's structure includes all African Member States’ senior officials, experts and negotiators in the UNFCCC negotiations, with the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) providing political oversight (guidance) to the group. AGN represents the African region in the international climate change negotiations with a common and unified voice. This voice only began to be heard quite recently, compared to the far less influential and coordinated Africa that faced the world less than a decade ago.