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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

DRC government lends its support to the Africa Against Ebola Forum and pledges to continue working with the African Union to fight Ebola
November 19, 2019

DRC government lends its support to the Africa Against Ebola Forum

November 07, 2019

The African Union (AU) Ministerial Session for the Third STC on Migration, Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons kicked off today.

Third STC on Migration, Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons Opens
November 04, 2019

Addis Ababa, November, 04 2019: Over one third of the world’s forcibly displaced persons are in Afri

October 29, 2019

High level meeting of African Ambassadors of main countries of origin of African migrants works in the Middle East and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)

Remittances group photo
October 11, 2019

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 11 October 2019- Recent estimates showed that remittances sent by the over 30

October 07, 2019

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 7 October 2019: Representatives from African Union (AU) Member States officials, continental o

December 02, 2019 to December 06, 2019
November 14, 2019 to November 15, 2019

The topic of discussion for this inaugural event is: “Empowering Global Health Security and Policy in Africa”.

November 06, 2019

The topic of discussion for this second event in the series is: “The Role of National Public Health Institutes in Health Security”.

Third STC on Migration, Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons
November 04, 2019 to November 08, 2019

Theme: “The Year of Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons: Towards Durable Solutions to Forced Displacement in Africa”

December 11, 2019 to December 12, 2019