The Vision

THE BACKGROUND

Organizing youth in Africa and Diaspora for the promotion of unity and development.

The African Youth Commission (AYC), formerly the African Union Youth Working Group (AUYWG), conceived in 2013 during Consultation with the Youth on the African Union Agenda 2063 held in Tunis, Tunisia at Hotel El Mouradi, Yassmine Hammamet, from the 1st to 4th November, under the theme “THE FUTURE WE WANT FOR AFRICA BY 2063”, organized by the African Union Commission in collaboration with the NEPAD Coordinating Agency (NPCA), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).

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THE VISION

Vision

Among its vision as a Commission is to become the youth’s own version of the AUC, where all inspiring and capable young African leaders and African Diaspora can organize themselves, take up their responsibilities, strengthen cooperation among the youth and youth structures as a platform, speak up and promote youth voices in the context of Africa’s development through the Africa2063 development aspirations.

The main objective of establishing the Commission is to organize all young people in Africa and Diaspora for the promotion of African unity and development through linkage of youth and youth structures and mobilization of resources (human, technical, technology and finance) to support the work of African youth, youth structures, Pan African Youth Union and Youth Division of the African Union Commission in their quest to effective service delivery and advocacy activities on the African Youth Charter, other AU legal instruments and youth projects at national, regional and continental levels for the advancement of Africa.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

The commission shall stand to promote youth driven, unified voice, vibrant and peaceful Africa by;

a) Mobilizing resources (human, technical, technology and finance) to support the work of youth and youth structures, Pan African Youth Union, Youth Division of the African Union Commission in their quest to effective service delivery and advocacy activities on African Youth Charter, other AU legal instruments and youth projects at national, regional and continental levels.

b) Linking up youth and existing youth structures at national, regional and continental levels for partnership, collaboration and networking to maximize productivity, and minimize waste of valuable and scarce resources in Africa.

c) Bring youth together on an annual basis to engage in dialogues (policy and
inter-generational), share best practices and experiences on obstacles of meaningful youth participation and representation in AU led negotiations at all levels.

d) Providing a youth friendly platform for inclusive and effective participation and representation of African youth at the political and operational levels of AU.

e) Lobby and advocate for standalone Youth Division in AUC and ECOSOC Youth Caucus.

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