Welcome to the Youth Division of African Union Commission

About 65% of the total population of Africa are below the age of 35 years, and over 35% are between the ages of 15 and 35 years – making Africa the most youthful continent. By 2020, it is projected that out of 4 people, 3 will be on average 20 years old. About 10 million young African youth arrive each year on the labour market.

With multiple projects empowering the youth all over Africa, networks of informed youngsters are rising and making a change in their lives and those around them towards creating a better Africa.

African Youth Charter

africa-youth-charterIn July 2006, African Union Head of States and Governments meeting in Banjul, Gambia, endorsed the African Youth Charter (AYC).

The Charter is a political and legal document which serves as the strategic framework that gives direction for youth empowerment and development at continental, regional and national levels.

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[Press Release] 22 Year Old Wins African Union Design Contest!

[Press Release] 22 Year Old Wins African Union Design Contest!

31 January 2017, Addis Ababa – During the 28th Ordinary Session of the Summit of…

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STATEMENT OF CLARIFICATION – AYC ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY

STATEMENT OF CLARIFICATION – AYC ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY

13 January 2016, Addis Ababa - It has come to the attention of the African Union…

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[Call For Applications] Interfaith Dialogue On Violent Extremism (IDOVE)

[Call for Applications] Interfaith Dialogue on Violent Extremism (IDOVE)

Background Preventing violent extremism (PVE) is an issue that is addressed nationally, regionally and globally…

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