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Welcome to the Youth Division of African Union Commission

... a Youthful Continent! Africa's Position on Youth

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 youth full 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 labor market.

Ratifications | African Youth Charter

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

Youth and the AUC!

The Youth Division under the Department of Human Resource Science & Technology (HRST) is the division responsible for Africa's Youth Agenda in the African Union Commission (AUC). The Division is in charge of addressing issues concerning:-

Become an AU-YV!

Africa-YouthDeciding to become an AU-YV is a life changing decision opening opportunities to serve in a community other than your own and assisting in the local development efforts.

African Youth Decade Plan of Action

The African Youth Decade, 2009-2018 Plan of Action (DPoA) is a framework for multi-sectoral and multi-dimensional engagement of all stakeholders towards the achievement of the goals and objectives of the African Youth Charter. The DPoA will also facilitate more coordinated and concerted actions towards accelerating youth empowerment and development.

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  • African Youth Day 2013

    African Youth Day is a day set aside every year to promote the increased recognition of youth as key agents for social change, economic growth and sustainable development in all facets of African Society. It is an occasion to celebrate the youth on the continent, opportunity to contribute and channel youth motivation, energy and creativity towards the achievement of Youth African agenda.


    50 weeks 1 day ago
  • African Youth Day 2013 Celebrations

    On the occasion of the African Youth charter adoption in Executive Council decision of Banjul Summit 2006 DOC.EX.CL./292 (IX) the 1st of November was proclaimed and instituted as “The African Youth Day”


    50 weeks 1 day ago
  • 4TH CONFERENCE OF THE AFRICAN UNION MINISTERS IN CHARGE OF YOUTH (COMY IV)

    4th CONFERENCE OF THE AFRICAN UNION MINISTERS IN CHARGE OF YOUTH (COMY IV)

    Africa, Deliver as ONE on Youth Development!


    2 years 5 weeks ago
  • African Union Commission and UNV harmonize efforts to promote youth volunteerism in Africa

    On Friday, 24 August 2012, Flavia Pansieri, Executive Coordinator of the United Nations Volunteer (UNV) programme, and Jean-Pierre Ezin, Commissioner for Human Resource, Science and Technology with the African Union Commission (AUC),


    2 years 6 weeks ago
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