Publications

  • The African Youth Charter (AYC) was endorsed on 2 July 2006 by the African Union Heads of States and Governments meeting in Banjul (Gambia). It entered into force on 8 August 2009 The Charter is a political and legal document which serves as the strategic......

  • Globally, respect for human rights, inclusivity and empowerment are fundamental principles of humanity. The quest for Gender Equality and Women Empowerment is critical for social, cultural and economic development processes. Harnessing the power of women and men, boys and girls is central to maximizing equity......

  • Description and status A framework is a particular set of rules, ideas, or beliefs which are used in order to deal with problems or to decide what to do. The East African Community Regional Framework on United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR) 1325 is therefore......

  • The East Africa Community Youth Policy 2013 (EAYCP) is a plan of action adopted by East Africa Community (EAC) Council of Ministers on Youth matters.One of the considerations by the EAC Forum of Ministers that led to the development of the policy was the need......

  • The ECOWAS Summit of December 1999 agreed on a Protocol for the Establishment of a Mechanism for Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution, Peace and Security. The adoption of this Protocol was preceded by several years of ad hoc conflict management interventions by some of the......

  • The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Regional Protocol on Education was adopted in 2003 within the framework of the Decade of Education adopted by the Africa Union in the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) initiatives; Education for All as well as Millennium......

  • The Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa was adopted by the Africa Union (AU) Assembly in July 2003 in Maputo Mozambique. It is thus also referred to as the Maputo Protocol. The Maputo Protocol......

  • The Supplementary Act on Equality of Rights between Women and Men for Sustainable Development in the ECOWAS Region that was adopted by the 47th Ordinary Session of the Conference of the Heads of State and Government held in Accra, Ghana, on May 19, 2015. It......