African Youth Charter

Delegates in Gambia preparing the 10th Anniversary of the  Africa   Youth   Charter  in December, 2016

Delegates in Gambia preparing the 10th Anniversary of the Africa Youth Charter in December, 2016

 
 

It all started when…

In July 2006, African Union Head of States and Governments meeting in Banjul, Gambia, endorsed the African Youth Charter (AYC). The Charter is a political and legal document which serves as the strategic framework that gives direction for youth empowerment and development at continental, regional and national levels. The AYC aims to strengthen, reinforce and consolidate efforts to empower young people through meaningful youth participation and equal partnership in driving Africa’s development agenda. The document refers to the rights, freedoms and duties of young people in Africa.

Ratifications:

As at 15 March 2016

  1. 42 Member States have signed Charter.

  2. 38 Member States have ratified Charter.

  3. 3 Member States are yet to sign and ratify.