Economic, Social and Cultural Council of the African Union (ECOSOCC)

Economic, Social and Cultural Council of the African  Union (ECOSOCC)
Ethiopia

Ethiopia

Date of entry: June 26, 2014

Economic, Social and Cultural Council of the African Union (ECOSOCC)

Mission and attributions

-  Build a partnership between governments and all segments of civil society, in particular women, youth and the private sector, in order to strengthen solidarity and cohesion among our peoples
-  Support policies and programmes that will promote peace, security and stability in Africa, and foster development and integration of the continent; 
-  Promote and defend a culture of good governance, democratic principles and institutions, popular participation, human rights and freedoms as well as social justice; 
-  Promote and strengthen the institutional, human and operational capacities of the African civil society;
-  Promote continuous dialogue between all segments of the African people on issues concerning Africa and its future; 
-  Forge strong partnerships between governments and all segments of the civil society, in particular women, the youth, children, the Diaspora, organized labour, the private sector and professional groups; 
- Promote the participation of African civil society in the implementation of the policies and programmes of the Union. 
-  Support policies and programmes that will promote peace, security and stability in Africa, and foster development and integration of the continent; 
-  Promote and defend a culture of good governance, democratic principles and institutions, popular participation, human rights and freedoms as well as social justice; 
- Promote, advocate and defend a culture of gender equality; 
-  Promote and strengthen the institutional, human and operational capacities of the African civil society; 
- Contribute, through advise, to the effective translation of the objectives, principles and policies of the Union into concrete programmes, as well as the evaluation of these programmes; 
-  Undertake studies that are recommended or deemed necessary by any other organ of the Union and submit recommendations accordingly; 
-  Carry out other studies as it deems necessary and submit recommendations as appropriate; 
-  Contribute to the promotion of popularization, popular participation, sharing of best practices and expertise, and to the realization of the vision and objectives of the Union; 
-  Contribute to the promotion of human rights, the  rule of law, good governance, democratic principles, gender equality and child rights; 
-  Promote and support efforts of institutions engaged in review of the future of Africa and forge Pan-African values in order to enhance an African social model and way of life; 
-  Foster and consolidate partnership between the Union and CSOs through effective public enlightment, mobilization and feedback on the activities of the Union; 
- Assume such other functions as may be referred to it by any other organ of the Union. 
 





 

Contacts

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cido@africa-union.org

www.africa-union.org/ECOSOCC/CIDO-en.htm

C/o African Citizens Directorate (CIDO) – African Union Commission – P. O. Box 3243 – Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA