||The mandates of ECOSOCC are to promote dialogue between all segments of
African people on issues concerning the
Continent and its future; forge strong partnerships between governments and all segments of civil society, promote the participation of African Civil Society in the implementation of the policies and programmes of the Union; support policies and programmes that promote
peace, security and stability and foster
continental development and integration, and promote and defend a culture of good
governance, democratic principles and
institutions, popular participation, human rights and social justice;
promote, advocate and defend gender
equality; and promote and strengthen the institutional,
human and operational capacities of the
African civil society.
The site provides the text of the ECOSOCC statute and rules of procedure. These documents are available in English, French, Portuguese and Arabic.