The people of Africa and her Diaspora, united in diversity , young and old, men and women, from all walks of life, deeply conscious of their history, express their deep appreciation to all generations of Pan Africanists. In particular, to the founders of the Organization of African Unity for having bequeathed an Africa Free from slavery, colonialism and apartheid.
Echo the Pan African call that Africa must unite in order to realize its Renaissance. Present Generations are confident that the destiny of Africa is in their hands, and that we must act now to shape the future we want. Fifty years after the first thirty three (33) independent African states gathered in Addis Ababa on 25th May 1963 to form the Organization of African Unity, we are looking ahead towards the next fifty years.
We reviewed past plans and commitments, and pledge to take into account the lessons as we implement Agenda 2063. These include putting mobilization of the people and their ownership of the continental programmes at the core; the principle of self reliance and Africa financing its own development; the importance of capable, inclusive and accountable states and the institutions at all levels and in all spheres, the importance of Regional Economic Communities as building blocks for continental unity and holding ourselves and our governments and institutions accountable for results.
We rededicated ourselves to the enduring Pan African vision of “an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena”.
Africa Aspirations for 2063:
Our united voices paint a picture of what we desire for ourselves, for future generations and the continent.
The aspirations reflect our desire for shared prosperity and well being, for unity and integration, for a continent of free citizens and expanded horizons, where the full potential of women and youth are realized, and with freedom from fear, disease and want.
Africa is self-confident in its identity, heritage, culture and shared values, and as a strong, united and influential partner on the global stage, making its contribution to peace, human progress and welfare. In short a different and better Africa.
We are confident that Africa has the capacity to realize her full potential in development, culture and peace and to establish flourishing and prosperous societies.
We thus commit to act together towards achieving the following aspirations:
- A prosperous Africa based on inclusive growth and sustainable development.
- An integrated continent, politically united and based on the ideals of Pan Africanism and the vision of Africa Renaissance.
- An Africa of good governance, democracy, respect for human rights, justice and the rule of law.
- A peaceful and secure Africa.
- An Africa with a strong cultural identity, common heritage, values and ethics.
- An Africa where development is people-driven, unleashing the potential of its women and youth.
- Africa as a strong united and influential global player and partner.
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