Agenda 2063

The Heads of State and Governments of the African Union (AU) adopted Agenda 2063 PDF at their 24th Ordinary Assembly External link held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 30-31 January 2015. Agenda 2063 is ...

... “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 PDF, 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":

  1. A prosperous Africa based on inclusive growth and sustainable development
  2. An integrated continent, politically united and based on the ideals of Pan-Africanism and the vision of Africa’s Renaissance
  3. An Africa of good governance, democracy, respect for human rights, justice and the rule of law
  4. A peaceful and secure Africa
  5. An Africa with a strong cultural identity, common heritage, shared values and ethics
  6. An Africa whose development is people-driven, relying on the potential of African people, especially its women and youth, and caring for children
  7. 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.