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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.


PAFOM V calls for the need to create effective policies grounded on evidence towards effective migration governance in Africa
Social Affairs September 16, 2019

Cairo, Egypt, September 15, 2019: The African Union (AU) Ministerial Session for the 5th Pan African

Strengthening migration data & research at the center of PAFOM discussions
Social Affairs September 14, 2019

Cairo, Egypt, 14 September 2019- The African Union (AU) in collaboration with the International Orga

Political Affairs, Social Affairs September 10, 2019

Addis Ababa, 10 September 2019 - The Government of Rwanda, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the African Union have t

Government of Rwanda, UNHCR, and African Union agree to evacuate refugees and asylum seekers in Libya
Social Affairs September 10, 2019

Addis Ababa, 10 September 2019 - The Government of Rwanda, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the Afr

African Union Commission (AUC) Signs MOU with the National Food and Strategic Reserves Administartion (NAFRA)
Social Affairs September 05, 2019

Addis Ababa, September 5, 2019: The African Union Commission (AUC) through its Department of Rural Economy and Agricu

AUC Chairperson emphasizes on importance of sport to strengthen unity of African countries
Social Affairs August 20, 2019

Rabat, 20 August 2019: The 12th Edition of the African Games officially opened on Monday 19 August in the presence of

Pan-African Forum on Migration 2019
September 14, 2019 to September 15, 2019

What: The Fifth Pan African Forum on Migration (PAFoM).

Signing of MOU between the AU, government of Rwanda and UNHCR
September 10, 2019


August 19, 2019 to August 31, 2019


July 29, 2019 to August 02, 2019

Third Session of the Specialised Technical Committee on Health, Population and Drug Control (STC-HPDC-3)

July 07, 2019

Press Conference on the Outcome of the joint meeting between the African Union Commission, African Leaders Malaria Al

Biennal of Luanda: Pan-African Forum for the Culture of Peace
Social Affairs September 18, 2019 to September 22, 2019

The « Culture of peace» concept was first defined in Africa, during the International Congress on «Peace in the Minds

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