Pan African Youth Union

Pan African Youth Union

Khartoum, 249, Sudan

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The PYU is a continental body that co-ordinates National Youth Councils in Africa and Youth organisations in Africa. We have the official youth body of the African Union Commision.

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Mission The promotion of the ratification and implementation of the African Youth Charter.

To lobby governments to have national youth policies and legislative frameworks that are in tandem with African youth charter and responsive to the needs of young people in Africa.

To have young people being part of the decision making processes in their countries. Therefore the need for meaningful and visible participation of young people in all national spheres, be they economic, or socio-political.

To have young people dedicated to ensuring sustainable development, good governance, pan africanism and promoting the interests of Africa first before any other. Young people who are ready to take Africa forward, to its rightful position.

The promotion of regional and continental intergration in regards to tackling youth development, through a harmonised and strong youth voice.
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Pan African Youth Union (PYU)
Al Taif Alasam Street

Khartoum
Sudan
Tel: +249 960 184 833
Fax: +249 183 526 695
Email: Info@pyu.org
Internet: www.pyu.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Pan African Youth Union
Twitter: @YouthAfricanU
President: Francine Furaha MUYUMBA, DR Congo (Bureau President 2014–17; elected by the 2014 Congress)
Secretary-General: Souleymane Satigui Sidibé, Mali
Purpose
The Pan African Youth Union (PYU) is the African Union Specialised Agency responsible for coordinating regional bodies serving African youth. In addition to coordinating youth councils throughout Africa, the Union’s objective is to gather and mobilise young Africans on all continents to realise the ideals and strategies of the AU, including unity, peace, democracy, sustainable development and African integration.
The Union promotes the ratification and implementation of the African Youth Charter (2006), which defines ‘youth’ as people between 15 and 35 years of age; lobbies governments to have national youth policies and legislative frameworks that are responsive to youth; advocates for youth to be part of national decision-making processes; and promotes regional and continental integration in youth development efforts.
Evolution
The Union was established in 1962. It was previously known as the Pan African Youth Movement.
Structure
The Union’s structure includes a congress, executive committee, regional bodies and specialised committees. The Executive Committee comprises the President, 12 Member States and three regional or international youth organisations. Members are elected at the Congress for three-year terms. The Bureau comprises the President and the 12 Executive Committee Member States. A secretariat manages administration

Founded 1962 by Kwame Nkurumah and Julius Nyerere under the auspicies of the OAU as the Pan African Youth Movement, and was then transformed into the Pan African Youth Union in 2005
Products African Youth Charter, which came into force in 2009

Africa Youth Day marked for the 1st of November on the AU calender

Promotion of positive Africa Europe Co-operation.

Decade of Youth Development in Africa 2009-2018
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