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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

October 15, 2020

Cognizant that, the bulk of migration almost 80% in Africa is intra-continental, and conscious of the need to better

October 12, 2020

Multisectoral partnership will deliver tools and expertise to identify and stop COVID-19 and other disease threats, a

September 30, 2020

September 28-29 2020 The African Union Commission in partnership with International Labour Organizat

Trade and Development Bank donates half a million dollars to COVID-19 response in Africa
September 30, 2020

The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) has donated US$500,000 to support COVID-19 response

September 23, 2020

The Director of the African Union's Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, AfricaCDC, Dr John Nkengasong,

September 21, 2020

His Majesty King Letsie III Head of State of the Kingdom of Lesotho, African Union Nutrition Champion and also a cham

32nd Weekly Press Briefing on the Coronavirus disease outbreak
October 22, 2020

Weekly interaction with members of the media to share critical updates on steps taken to implement the joint continental strategy for COVID-19 response; and to also highlight the coordinated efforts of African Union Member States to combat the pandemic in their respective countries.

October 16, 2020

WHAT: African Union (AU) Covid19 Response Fund to launch $300m fundraising to help tackle the effects of COVID-19 in

October 15, 2020

WHAT: Virtual Launch of the Africa Migration Report

October 15, 2020

Weekly interaction with members of the media to share critical updates on steps taken to implement the joint continental strategy for COVID-19 response; and to also highlight the coordinated efforts of African Union Member States to combat the pandemic in their respective countries.

Department Resources

October 15, 2020

The Africa Migration Report takes a distinctly regional approach to inform knowledge on migration in Africa.

September 08, 2020

Department of Social Affairs Newsletter

June 24, 2020

Outbreak Update: Since the last brief (16 June 2020), 1,037,856 new confirmed1 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases and

September 19, 2020

The African Union Commission (AUC) envisions “an integrated continent that is politically united based on the ideals of Pan Africanism an

June 24, 2020

Highlights of the cooperation with the GIZ-project “Support to the African Union on Migration and Displacement”

June 24, 2020

Violent extremism is a global issue.

October 28, 2020

Outbreak Update: Since the last brief (20 October 2020), 3,025,116 new confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases and 40,780 ne

October 20, 2020

In addition to our Weekly Outbreak Brief on the spread of COVID-19 and the actions that Africa CDC is taking to help African Union Member

October 20, 2020

Alors que la pandémie de COVID-19 fait rage depuis six mois, les gouvernements ont dû prendre des décisions difficiles, en cherchant tout

October 20, 2020

Outbreak Update: Since the last brief (13 October 2020), 2,524,173 new confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases and 36,810 ne