The theme of this 2nd STC Ministerial Session is « Opportunities for Migration & Free Movement of Persons in Africa & Mitigating Challenges ».
In a bid to strength its decision-making processes, the Assembly of Heads of State and Government adopted Decision, Assembly/AU/Dec.227 (XII), in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in February 2009. The decision took into consideration reconfiguration of the Specialized Technical Committees (STCs) and further decided that each STC should meet at the level of Ministers and Experts once every two years. STCs are policy organs of the African Union in accordance with Article 5 of the Constitutive Act of the African union.
The second STC meeting on Migration, Refugees and Internally Displaced persons will be crucial to the future of Africa as a continent, as it will focus on key framework policies and important legal instruments for the implementation of Agenda 2063 of the African Union and its first 10 years implementation plan.
The STC meeting will be held in two phases:-
1. Experts Session will convene on 16-19 October 2017 ;
2. Ministerial Session will convene on 20-21 October 2017.