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Civil Society & Diaspora


The Citizens and Diaspora Directorate (CIDO) is responsible for implementing the AU's engagement with non-state actors through the involvement of the diaspora and civil society.


August 06, 2019

Casablanca, Morocco, 6 August 2019: In line with the African Union(AU) theme of the Year 2019 "Refugees, Returnees a

June 15, 2019

The Standing Committee of the AU ECOSOCC, join hands as an advisory organ of the African Union to continue to call for peace to prevail in Sudan on the matter of peace and security situation in the country.
In its deliberations, the AU-ECOSOCC Standing Committee:

June 11, 2019 to June 12, 2019

The African Union – Economic Social and Cultural Council elected 10 cluster chairs to head the organ’s corresponding clusters which mirror the structure of the African union Commission. The election took place on Wednesdays 11 December 2018, during the 2nd Ordinary Session of the 3rd Permanent General Assembly of ECOSOCC held in Lusaka, Zambi

December 18, 2018

17 – 18 December – Accra, Ghana – Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) Ambassadors and representatives from nine

December 12, 2018

12 December 2018 – Nairobi, Kenya - The Economic, Social & Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) of the African Union (AU) h

September 18, 2019 to September 20, 2019

The Third Intercontinental Youth Forum will focus on the current challenge of rehabilitating and reintegrating (R&R) foreign fighters and other returnees.

August 05, 2019 to August 06, 2019

African Union Theme of the Year

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November 29, 2018
November 13, 2018 to November 15, 2018



July 11, 2017 to July 13, 2017

Africa – EU Civil Society Forum will be held in Tunis

July 11, 2017 to July 13, 2017

TUNIS, 13 July 2017 - Representatives of civil society organisations from Africa and Europe have stressed the importa


Interview of Ahmed Albashir, Director for Civil Society & Diaspora of the AUC with Afro FM

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