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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.


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

September 30, 2019

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - 30th September, 2019: A High Level delegation from the Swedish International Development Agen

1st edition of Biennale of Luanda Pan African Forum for the Culture of Peace
September 18, 2019

1st edition of Biennale of Luanda Pan African Forum for the Culture of Peace

PAFOM V calls for the need to create effective policies grounded on evidence towards effective migration governance in Africa
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
September 14, 2019

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

October 17, 2019

Public Health Grand Rounds holding at the African Union Commission Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

October 11, 2019

What:  The impact of remittances on rural transformation in Africa: from commitments to action.

October 07, 2019 to October 11, 2019


2019 Africa Forum on Visual Impairment

Biennale of Luanda: Pan-African Forum for the Culture of Peace
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

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


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