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AUC in Collaboration with the Permanent Mission of the State of Eritrea hosted a Seminar: Women’s Empowerment and Development: the Eritrean Experience

In a bid to contribute to the success of the AU theme of the year, the Permanent Mission of the State of Eritrea to AU and UNECA in collaboration of the AUC has today organized a seminar under the theme: Women’s Empowerment and Development: the Eritrean Experience to share Eritrea’s experience in regard to the policies adopted and the actions taken to improve the livelihood of women, women’s empowerment and promote gender equality. 

African Union set to launch e-Passport at the July summit in Rwanda

The African Union (AU) is to launch the electronic passport (e-Passport) at the next AU Summit tabled to take place in Kigali, Rwanda, in July 2016. This flagship project, first agreed upon in 2014, falls squarely within the framework of Africa's Agenda 2063 and has the specific aim of facilitating free movement of persons, goods and services around the continent - in order to foster intra-Africa trade, integration and socio-economic development.