... “both a Vision and an Action Plan. It is a call for action to all segments of African society to work together to build a prosperous and united Africa based on shared values and a common destiny.”
It would be recalled that in their 50th Anniversary Solemn Declaration , the Heads of State and Government of the AU, while acknowledging past successes and challenges, rededicated themselves to the continent’s accelerated development and technological progress. They laid down vision and ideals in the Agenda serve as pillars for the continent in the foreseeable future, which will be translated into concrete objectives, milestones, goals, targets and actions/measures.
Aspirations for the "Africa We Want":
- A prosperous Africa based on inclusive growth and sustainable development
- An integrated continent, politically united and based on the ideals of Pan-Africanism and the vision of Africa’s Renaissance
- An Africa of good governance, democracy, respect for human rights, justice and the rule of law
- A peaceful and secure Africa
- An Africa with a strong cultural identity, common heritage, shared values and ethics
- An Africa whose development is people-driven, relying on the potential of African people, especially its women and youth, and caring for children
- Africa as a strong, united and influential global player and partner
Agenda 2063 strives to enable Africa remain focused and committed to the ideals it envisages in the context of a rapidly changing world.
The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Planning and Coordination Agency serves as the AU's development agency and implementing arm of Agenda 2063. The African Union other important developments are a decision to restructure the Commission to accommodate Agenda 2063 and integrate the Blue Economy within the Agenda 2063 Framework. African Leaders also requested the AU Commission to finalise the first 10-year plan to be adopted at their June 2015 Assembly in Johannesburg, South Africa, after additional consultations with Regional Economic Communities (RECs) among other things.
Africa Week will be celebrated under the theme “Strengthening Partnerships for Inclusive Sustainable Development, Good Governance, Peace and Stability in Africa.”
The United Nations – and I personally as Secretary-General of the United Nations – will continue to stand with Africa as your partner and strongest supporter. In this critical year, we need Africa to help guide the way to a world of sustainability and dignity for all the people, where nobody will be left behind.
- Adoption of the Agenda 2063 at the 24th African Union Summit, 23-31 January 2015
- Adoption of the First Ten-year Implementation Plan of the Agenda 2063 at the 25th African Union Summit, 23-31 January 2015
- Agenda 2063 Framework
- First Ten-year Implementation Plan of the Agenda 2063
- Briefing about the Agenda 2063 and its First Ten-year Implementation Plan
- Summary of the Agenda 2063's aspirations and targets