WHAT WE DO?

MANDATE

  • Promote dialogue between all segments of African people on issues concerning the Continent and its future;

  • Forge strong partnerships between governments and all segments of civil society, in particular, women, the youth, children the Diaspora, organized labour, the private sector, and professional group;

  • Promote the participation of African Civil Society in the implementation of the policies and programmes of the Union;

  • Support policies and programmes that promote peace, security and stability and foster Continental development and integration;

  • Promote and defend a culture of good governance, democratic principles and institutions, popular participation, human rights and social justice;

  • Promote, advocate and defend a culture of gender equality;

  • Promote and strengthen the institutional, human and operational capacities of the African civil society;

FUNCTIONS

As an advisory organ, ECOSOCC shall:
 

  • Contribute, through advise, to the effective translation of the objectives, principles and policies of the Union into concrete programmes, as well as the evaluation of these programmes;

  • Undertake studies that are recommended or deemed necessary by any other organ of the Union and submit recommendations accordingly;

  • Carry out other studies as it deems necessary and submit recommendations as appropriate;

  • Contribute to the promotion of popularization, popular participation, sharing of best practices and expertise, and to the realization of the vision and objectives of the Union;

  • Contribute to the promotion of human rights, the rule of law, good governance, democratic principles, gender equality and child rights;

  • Promote and support efforts of institutions engaged in review of the future of Africa and forge Pan-African values in order to enhance an African social model and way of life;

  • Foster and consolidate partnership between the Union and CSOs through effective public enlightment, mobilization and feedback on the activities of the Union;

  • Assume such other functions as may be referred to it by any other organ of the Union.

AFRICAN UNION

P.O. Box 50295

7th Floor

New Government Complex

Independence Avenue

Kamwala, Lusaka

Zambia

ecosocc@africa-union.org

Tel: (260) 211429405

Contact Details

The main objectives of the AU were, inter alia, to rid  the continent of the remaining vestiges of colonization and apartheid; to  promote unity and solidarity among African States; to coordinate and intensify  cooperation for development; to safeguard the sovereignty and territorial  integrity of Member States and to promote international cooperation within the  framework of the United Nations.

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