MEDIA ADVISORY - African Union

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia P. O. Box 3243 Telephone: +251 11 551 7700 / +251 11 518 25 58/ Ext 2558
Directorate of Information and Communication
Stakeholders’ Consultation on 2015 Theme "Year of Women Empowerment and
Development towards Africa’s Agenda 2063"
Stakeholders’ Consultation on the 2015 theme "Year of Women
Empowerment and Development towards Africa’s Agenda 2063"
20th - 23rd January 2015. The consultations will be held in three segments:
20 – 21 Jan: CSO Meeting
21 Jan: Closed Ministerial Consultation
22 Jan: Joint Ministerial-RECS-CSO’S-UN System Consultation
23 Jan: AUC- Regional Consultation on Women, Peace and Security
UNECA, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (20 – 21 Jan)
AUC Headquarters - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (22 – 23 Jan)
The African Union Commission jointly with the Gender is My Agenda
Campaign (GIMAC), UNDP, UNWOMEN and UNECA Liaison Offices to
the AU.
Group Photo Opportunity: 22 January, 9:45 – 10.00 am, Nelson
Mandela Hall
Media Q&A with H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini- Zuma, Special Envoy
for Women, Peace and Security Hon. Bienta Diop, UN Women
Representative to the AU and UNECA Ms. Letty Chiwara, UNDP
Director Regional Service Center Mr. Lebogang Motlana : 23 January,
13:00 – 14:00 pm, Nelson Mandela Hall
SOCIAL MEDIA: Twitter: #women4agenda2063
Objectives: This consultation aims:
To create avenues for dialogue and consensus among States and non-States
actors, such as national gender machineries and CSOs for a common Africa
position on gender equality and women’s empowerment.
To take ownership and engender Africa’s Agenda 2063 for African women’s
To undertake a comprehensive review of Africa’s Agenda 2063 and the AU
Summit 2015 Theme to strengthen ownership of these frameworks among
To establish the linkages between, the Addis Ababa Declaration of women’s’
Stakeholders consultation on 2013’’year of Pan Africanism and Renaissance’’ ,
the Beijing+20 Regional Review and its Declaration, the Agenda 2063, the
African Women’s Decade, and the AU 2015 Theme with a view to set tangible
actions that can be reported through the Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality
in Africa and the African Women’s Decade (2010-2020).
To enhance partnership between Ministers of Gender and Women’s Affairs,
RECs and CSO’s in order to enable collective actions to implement and
popularize the 2015 Theme, the Beijing+20 review outcomes and the Agenda
Develop a Road Map to be implemented during the year 2015 and beyond, as
well as a Monitoring and Evaluation system to ensure accountability.
Participants: AU Ministers of Gender and Women’s Affairs, Gender units of the RECs,
Women’s Network from GIMAC, CSOs, UNDP, UNWOMEN and
UNEECA, AU Partners, NEPAD, and their counterparts from the UN
In line with the outcomes of the Ministerial Consultation with Civil Society
Organizations (CSOs) held on 24th June 2014 in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, the
AU Commission will start an inclusive Consultation involving the AU Ministers of
Gender and Women Affairs, Women’s Networks led by Gender is My Agenda
Campaign, CSOs with the participation of RECs and AU Partners to strategize on
the AU 2015 Summit theme “Women Empowerment and Development towards
Agenda 2063”.
This platform will be a great opportunity for stakeholders and CSOs to reflect on
and propose concrete actions on the AU theme, the Agenda 2063 and moving
forward with the Addis Ababa Declaration on the Beijing+20 review. CSOs will
also be able to strategize on how to influence/use these various normative
frameworks for gender equality and women’s empowerment in Africa reflecting
on the AU Summit theme during and beyond 2015.
The Consultations will end with the adoption of a Communiqué from this meeting
that will be presented to the AU Summit of January 2015.
Journalists are invited to cover the opening ceremony on January 22nd at 9:00
AM and the closing ceremony on the 23rd at 13:50 PM
The press conference will be held at 14:00 Hours in briefing room 1
Media Contact:
Ms. Afrah M. Thabit
Directorate of Information and Communication
(+251) 911-200922
E-mail: [email protected]
[email protected]
For further information contact
Directorate of Information and Communication | African Union Commission I E-mail: [email protected] I Web Site: I Addis Ababa | Ethiopia
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