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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.


Social Affairs May 08, 2019

Social Affairs Commissioner Launches Africa CDC Initiative to Protect Africa against Dangerous Pathogens

Social Affairs May 01, 2019

African Union Is Resolute to Accelerate the Advancement of Socio-Economic Development

Social Affairs April 25, 2019

24th April 2019: The Government of the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe and the African Union Commission in collaboration with the World Health Organization Africa Regional Office (WHO

Social Affairs April 25, 2019

Addis Ababa, 25 April 2019. The African Union celebrates with the international community the World Malaria Day today under the theme “Zero Malaria Starts with Me”.

Social Affairs April 18, 2019

Addis Ababa, 18 April 2019: The task force met on 16 April 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The meeting follows the latest developments in Libya and the escalating conflict in Tripoli.

One step forward for the future of work in Africa: African Union and International Labour Organization hosted a ministerial side meeting on the Future of work
Social Affairs April 04, 2019

AU and ILO hosted a ministerial side meeting on the Future of work. The panel discussed the key challenges facing the world of work in Africa and how these may be addressed in the future. Discussions on how to take forward the recommendation that came out of the Global Report at the regional and national level was also covered.

African vaccination week and CARMMA national launch in São Tomé and Príncipe
April 24, 2019 to April 25, 2019

Theme: “Ending Preventable Maternal, Neonatal and Child Deaths: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation”

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.