MEDIA ADVISORY: 3rd Ordinary Session of Sixth Parliament of the Pan-African Parliament


The Pan-African Parliament, the legislative arm of the African Union, is pleased to announce that the 3rd Ordinary Session of its Sixth Parliament will be held from 24th June to 5th July 2024. This Plenary Session will convene under the African Union (AU) theme for 2024: “Educate an African Fit for the 21st Century: Building Resilient Education Systems for Increased Access to Inclusive, Lifelong, Quality, and Relevant Learning in Africa.” The Ordinary Session will take place in the context of the 20th Anniversary of the Continental Parliament.

The Session will be held as follows:

WHAT: 3rd Ordinary Session of the Sixth Parliament and Meetings of the Permanent Committees

In addition to the activities of the Plenary Session, the eleven Permanent Committees of Parliament are scheduled to meet during this statutory meeting of the Continental Parliament. The Pan-African Parliament has eleven Committees whose mandate and functions are set out in Rules 22 to 27 in the Pan-African Parliament Rules of Procedure. The Permanent Committees are as follows:

  • Committee on Education, Culture, Tourism and Human Resources
  • Committee on Cooperation, International Relations and Conflict Resolution
  • Committee on Gender, Family, Youth, and People with Disabilities
  • Committee on Monetary and Financial Affairs
  • Committee on Trade, Customs and Immigration Matters
  • Committee on Health, Labour and Social Affairs
  • Committee on Transport, Industry, Communications, Energy, Science and Technology
  • Committee on Rules, Privileges and Discipline
  • Committee on Justice and Human Rights
  • Committee on Rural Economy, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment
  • Committee on Audit and Public Accounts (CAPA)

WHEN: The Official opening ceremony of the Session will be held on 24 June 2024, with the closing scheduled for 5 July 2024.

WHERE: Pan-African Parliament Headquarters, Midrand, South Africa

WHO: Pan-African Parliamentarians, Members of National and Regional Parliaments, Government Officials, Civil Society Organizations, Academia, African Union Member States, African Union Organs and Institutions, United Nations Organs and Bodies, and the Diplomatic Corps.


The Pan-African Parliament (PAP) was set up to ensure the full participation of African peoples in the economic development and integration of the continent. The Parliament is intended as a platform for people from all African states to be involved in discussions and decision making on the problems and challenges facing the continent.

The Rules of Procedure of the Pan-African Parliament mandate that the Parliament holds at least two plenary sessions per year. During these sessions, the plenary reviews report from various committees and makes recommendations for the Heads of State and Government on harmonised policies and laws for the continent. The Parliament also received reports from other AU Organs and African Institutions. The Rules guarantee the right of every African citizen to attend the proceedings of the PAP, as stipulated under Rule 35 of the PAP Rules of Procedure.

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