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African Union to promote Agenda 2063 and campaign against Child Marriage during the Africa Cup of Nation Women Finals in Cameroon

The official Opening Ceremony for the AFCON Women 2016 will take place on 19 November 2016

A strong delegation from the African Union Commission (AUC) is expected to take active part at  the 10th Africa Women Cup of Nations to be held in Yaoundé, capital city of Cameroon from 19th November to 3rd December 2016. The biennial International Football Championship organized by the Confederation of Africa Football…

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Young African thinkers from all over the continent come together to celebrate International Youth Day at the African Union Headquarters

The two day intense brainstorming and idea-generation that served as a precursor to the Youth Day focused on implementation of Agenda 2063

The Africa Union Commission hosted the International Youth Day celebrations under the theme, “Youth Leading Sustainability towards the Realization of Agenda 2063.” The Celebrations were organised by the Human Resource Science and Technology’s Youth Division in collaboration with Beza International. The celebrations were preceded by a two day Young African…

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The Republic of Sierra Leone Launches the AU Campaign to End Child Marriage in Africa

On behalf of the President, in his keynote address, the Vice President of Sierra Leone, Dr. Victor Bockarie, thanked the African Union for pushing for the launch of the Campaign in Sierra Leone

As part of a comprehensive strategy to fast-track the development of Sierra Leone - post Ebola, the Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone in collaboration with her development partners, launched the AU Campaign to End Child Marriage in Africa, with the theme, "Ending Child Marriage for Sustainable Development of…

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National Launch of the African Union Campaign to End Child Marriage Freetown, Sierra Leone

Accelerating efforts at ending child marriage

Media Advisory WHAT: The Republic of Sierra Leone will be launching the African Union Campaign to End Child Marriage in Freetown Sierra Leone, that in line with the 2016 AU theme: ‘African Year of Human Rights with particular Focus on the Rights of Women’ and the African Common Position on…

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Statement of the AUC Chairperson’s Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security on the occasion of the commemoration of the first International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict.

Today, 19 June 2016, we commemorate the first International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict. It is a date set aside, to raise awareness on the need for collective action, to condemn and to end conflict-related sexual violence – which has been used as a weapon of…

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AU Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security Commemorates the Day of the African Child, with the Refugee Community in Gambella, Ethiopia

Yesterday 16 June 2016, The African Union (AU) Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security (WPS), H.E. Mme Bineta Diop,  joined the refugee community at the Jewi Refugee Camp  in Gambella, Ethiopia, to commemorate the twenty-sixth (26th) edition of the Day of the African Child, under the theme, "Conflict and…