Published in May 2017

The African Union is on a mission to transform the continent by 2063. This is what you need to know

The AU’s stated mission is “an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in [the] global arena”.

A deadline of 2063 has been set to achieve this mission, representing the centenary of the OAU's formation. Agenda 2063's aspirations include:

• A prosperous Africa, based on inclusive growth and sustainable development

• An integrated continent, politically united, based on the ideals of Pan-Africanism

• An Africa of good governance, democracy, respect for human rights, justice and the rule of law.

To achieve the goals set by Agenda 2063, the AU Commission – one of a number of bodies within the AU – is setting itself a series of five 10-year plans, with the first plan running from 2014 to 2023.

By John McKenna - Formative Content