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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[Call For Papers]: Feature In The 2017 African Union ECHO

[Call for Papers]: Feature in the 2017 African Union ECHO

Addis Ababa, 16 December 2016:  Young people in Africa are an enormous resource for the…

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[REPORT] MDGs To Agenda 2063/SDGs Transition Report 2016

[REPORT] MDGs to Agenda 2063/SDGs Transition Report 2016

Addis Ababa, 06 December 2016: The year 2016 marked a transition period from the Millennium Development…

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[OPINION] Rethinking The Future Of Education In Africa: Agenda 2063 In Focus

[OPINION] Rethinking The Future of Education in Africa: Agenda 2063 In Focus

I had the opportunity of attending the recently held World Bank Group Youth Summit on…

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