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Social Affairs

Commissioner

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.

Structure

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.

Activities

December 18, 2020

The shortcomings and scarcity of data on migration have limited the capacity of the African Union (AU) Member States

December 14, 2020

Today, H.E. Amira Elfadil Mohamed Elfadil, Commissioner for Social Affairs and H.E.

December 13, 2020

AU signs MoU with EU’s International Centre for Migration Policy Development

December 09, 2020

Following the World Health Organization’s (WHO) declaration of the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic, , the African

European Union and African Union sign partnership to scale up preparedness for health emergencies
December 07, 2020

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Preventi

November 24, 2020

Date/Time: 24 November 2020

December 31, 2020

WHAT: Engagement with members of the media every week to share critical updates on the COVID-19 response activities

December 24, 2020

WHAT: Weekly engagement with members of the media to share critical updates on the COVID-19 response activities and

December 18, 2020

Media Advisory

The Labour Migration Media Awards

WHAT: The Labour Migration Media Awards ceremony

December 14, 2020

WHAT:                 Ground breaking and Unveiling Ceremony to launch the start of the construction

December 14, 2020

Ground Breaking and Unveiling Ceremony for of the Africa CDC Headquarters Building Project

Department Resources

October 15, 2020

The Africa Migration Report takes a distinctly regional approach to inform knowledge on migration in Africa.

September 08, 2020

Department of Social Affairs Newsletter

June 24, 2020

Outbreak Update: Since the last brief (16 June 2020), 1,037,856 new confirmed1 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases and

September 19, 2020

The African Union Commission (AUC) envisions “an integrated continent that is politically united based on the ideals of Pan Africanism an

June 24, 2020

Highlights of the cooperation with the GIZ-project “Support to the African Union on Migration and Displacement”

June 24, 2020

Violent extremism is a global issue.

November 24, 2020

Outbreak Update: Since the last brief (17 November 2020), 4,123,778 new confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases and 68,185 n

November 17, 2020

In addition to our Weekly Outbreak Brief on the spread of COVID-19 and the actions that Africa CDC is taking to help African Union Member

November 17, 2020

Outbreak Update: Since the last brief (10 November 2020), 4,036,590 new confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases and 62,479 n