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Civil Society & Diaspora

Civil Society & Diaspora

The African Union is committed to Strengthening a people centered Union through active communication of the programmes of the African Union, the branding of the Union and participation of Member States and other stakeholders in defining and implementing the African agenda.

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Citizens and Diaspora Directorate (CIDO)
The Directorate is designed to serve as a catalyst to facilitate the involvement of African peoples in Africa and around the world in the affairs of the AU. CIDO has two divisions, the Civil Society Division and the Diaspora Division. It also has a unit that serves as the Secretariat of the Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC). The Council, which is composed of civil society organisations (CSOs) and non-state organs, was established in 2004 as an advisory organ to the AU .
The Civil Society
The Civil Society
The Diaspora Division
The Diaspora Division
The Secretariat of Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC)
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Declaration of the Global African Diaspora Summit
Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa 25 May 2012 The Heads of State and Government of the African Union, the Caribbean and South America
REALIZING the imperative of a sustained and coordinated approach and ownership of the African Diaspora related programmes and projects so as to promote their effective implementation and impact;
COMMIT to cooperate in the political, economic and social areas outlined in this Programme of Action, and implementation and follow-up modalities.
Mr. Ahmed El-Basheer Ag. Director, Citizens and Diaspora Directorate (CIDO) Tel: +251‐11 518 21 08 | +251 11 51 77 00 Fax: +251 11 551 78 44 Email: ; cido@africa‐