GUIDED by the Constitutive Act of the African Union, the States Parties to the
present “African Youth Charter”,
GUIDED by the vision, hopes and aspirations of the African Union, inclusive of
Africa’s integration, the inherent dignity and inalienable rights afforded to all
members of the human family as set out in the United Nations Universal
Declaration of Human Rights (1948), the International Covenant of Civil and
Political Rights (1976) and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and
Cultural Rights (1976), and articulated for the African peoples through the African
Charter on Human and People’s Rights (1986);
RECALLING the resolution of the Heads of State and government during the
1999 Algiers Summit for the development of the Pan-African Charter;