An Integrated, Prosperous and Peaceful Africa.

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Vision and Mission


The vision of the African  Union is that of: “An integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa,  driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in  global arena.”
This vision of a new,  forwardlooking, dynamic and integrated Africa will be fully realized through  relentless struggle on several fronts and as a long-term endeavour. The African  Union has shifted focus from supporting  liberation movements in the erstwhile African territories under colonialism and  apartheid, as envisaged by the OAU since 1963 and the Constitutive Act, to an organization spear-heading Africa’s development and integration.

The mission of the  Commission is become “An efficient and value-adding institution  driving the African integration and development process in close collaboration  with African Union Member States, the Regional Economic Communities  and African citizens”.
The values to guide and govern the functioning and operations of the Commission are:

  • Respect for diversity and team  work; 
  • Think Africa above all; 
  • Transparency and accountability; 
  • Integrity and impartiality; 
  • Efficiency and professionalism;  and 
  • Information and knowledge  sharing.

The Commission will  endeavour to fulfil its Mission by developing clear goals and strategies. The  values indicated above will constitute the basis on which the AUC will achieve  its Mission. They will also encourage the development of a service culture for  the entire organization.

The Commission will be  guided by the following principles:

  • Subsidiarity and complementarity with  other Organs, Member States and RECs; 
  • Results orientation, feasibility  and impact focus; 
  • Close coordination and  cooperation with the RECs; 
  • Coherence of policies and programmes;  and 
  • A networking approach that takes advantage  of available resources through other players.

Guided by these values and  principles, the Commission will endeavour to achieve its Mission through implementation  of clear goals and strategies and by committing the requisite resources for effective discharge of  its mandate. This would require the AUC presenting specific proposals to give  full effect to its texts, and bring new possibilities and benefits to the citizens  of Africa.