Who is the African Diaspora? With regard to all historic migrations forced by slavery and voluntary, the African Union defines the African Diaspora as "Consisting of people of African origin living outside the continent, irrespective of their citizenship and nationality and who are willing to contribute to the development of the continent and the building of the African Union.
African diaspora populations include African Americans, Afro-Latinos of South America, Afro-Caribbeans, Afro-Canadians. Also, descendants of enslaved West Africans brought to the United States, the Caribbean, South America during the Atlantic slave trade. and also citizens of different nationalities who have migrated from nations of Africa. African Diaspora populations exist all over the planet earth and a lot of them are even referred to as indigenous. to native lands
AGENDA 2063 is Africa’s blueprint and master plan for transforming Africa into the global powerhouse of the future. It is the continent’s strategic framework that aims to deliver on its goal for inclusive and sustainable development and is a concrete manifestation of the pan-African drive for unity, self-determination, freedom, progress and collective prosperity pursued under Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance The genesis of Agenda 2063 was the realization by African leaders that there was a need to refocus and reprioritize Africa’s agenda from the struggle against apartheid and the attainment of political independence for the continent which had been the focus of The Organisation of African Unity (OAU), the precursor of the African Union; and instead to prioritise inclusive social and economic development, continental and regional integration, democratic governance and peace and security amongst other issues aimed at repositioning Africa to becoming a dominant player in the global arena. ~ AU Overview
AU Constitutive Act
The AU Constitutive Act solemnizes the declaration by Africa’s leaders to uphold the ideals of the founding fathers of the OAU and AU and generations of Pan-Africanists on the continent and the diaspora to promote unity, solidarity, cohesion, and cooperation among the peoples of Africa and African States.
The Constitutive Act of the African Union sets out the codified framework under which the African Union is to conduct itself. It was signed on 11 July 2000 at Lomé, Togo. It entered into force after two-thirds of the 53 signatory states ratified the convention. When a state ratifies the Constitutive Act, it formally becomes a member of the AU. All 53 signatory states have ratified the document.
The only states in Africa that have neither signed nor ratified the document South Sudan has been admitted as a member of the AU but has not yet ratified the Constitutive Act.
Declaration of Human Rights
Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status. Human rights include the right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work and education, and many more. Human rights are moral principles or norms that describe certain standards of human behavior and are regularly protected as natural and legal rights in municipal and international law. They are commonly understood as inalienable, fundamental rights "to which a person is inherently entitled simply because she or he is a human being" and which are "inherent in all human beings", regardless of their nation, location, language, religion, ethnic origin, or any other status. They are applicable everywhere and at every time in the sense of being universal,
Sustainable Development Goals
In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly approved the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that embraces 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Building on the principle of “LEAVING NO ONE BEHIND”, the new Agenda emphasizes a holistic approach to achieving sustainable development for all. As members of the #AfricanDiaspora2030 we also adopt #Envision2030
The SDGs also openly include the disabled, education, growth and employment, inequality, accessibility of human settlements, as well as data collection and the monitoring of the SDGs. The year 2016 marks the first year of the implementation of the SDGs. At this critical point, The #AfricanDiaspora2030 will also Envision2030 will work to promote the mainstreaming of disability and the implementation of the SDGs throughout its 15-year lifespan with objectives
African Union Handbook
On behalf of the African Union Heads of State and Government, it is my pleasure to introduce the 2019 edition of the African Union Handbook, which is an invaluable resource for those who work both with and within the African Union. The past year has seen significant progress toward Agenda 2063, with the signing of the Agreement on the African Continental Free Trade Area and the Protocol on the Free Movement of Persons. These historic pacts accelerate regional integration, and once ratified, they will open up new pathways to prosperity for all
Africa’s citizens and its diaspora.
implementation of the institutional reform of the African Union continues apace, and consultation and dialogue around this crucial imperative have deepened. At the heart of our reforms is the urgent need to position Africa to address the current challenges and opportunities on the global scene. Doing so requires that our organization be structured and resourced to take the lead in championing Africa’s development and security agenda
The African Union anthem (is the continental hymn. It is generally our patriotic musical composition that evokes and eulogizes the proud history, traditions, and struggles of our people, recognized by the governments of the African Union as the official song by convention through use by all people of African Descent.
We sing this before we march
We sing this as before fight
We sing this as before play
We sing this as before struggle
We sing this and remember