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Social Affairs


S.E. Amira El Fadil

H.E. Amira El Fadil, born on 15 January 1967, a Sudanese woman was elected Commissioner for Social Affairs of the African Union Commission. She was Minister of Social Welfare and Social Insurance for the Government of Sudan.


The Department of Social Affairs (DSA) works to promote the AU’s health, labour, employment, migration, social development, drug control, crime prevention, sport and cultural agenda.

The Division of culture harmonises and coordinates activities and policies across the continent.

The Division responds to vital generic health issues related to health policy and delivery systems, nutrition and other related public health issues and challenges that require a concerted and coordinated approach at a continental level.

The Division plays a leading role in policy development, advocacy, coordination, monitoring and evaluation on AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria and other infectious diseases.

The division of labour and employment focuses on the rights, labour standards, integrated employment policies and social security systems.


April 04, 2019 to April 05, 2019

Mapping Antimicrobial Resistance and Antimicrobial Use Partnership (MAAP) is a consortium the that brings together a unique combination of technical expertise, strategic coordination and political leadership to increase availability of analyzable antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and antimicrobial use (AMU) data from different parts of Africa.

April 01, 2019 to April 05, 2019

Theme: “Poverty Eradication Through Strategic Investments at National and Regional Levels Towards Social Development, Labour and Employment in Africa”

April 01, 2019 to April 05, 2019

3rd African Union(AU) Specialised Technical Committee(STC) on Social Development, Labour and Employment (stc-sdle-3)

March 20, 2019 to March 21, 2019

The aim of the Validation Workshop of Draft Evaluation Report of the 2006 Ouagadougou Plan of Action on the Prevention of Trafficking in Persons in Africa, especially on Women and Children is to provide further input to the draft report and finally provide a go ahead to implement the recommendations of the report to address existing policy and operational gaps in the prevention of the irregular migration in the continent.