The African Youth Charter is a framework developed by the African Union in 2006 to guide all of its member states. It addresses key issues that young people face across Africa, including (un)employment, sustainable livelihoods, education, skills development, health, youth participation, national youth policy, peace and security, law enforcement, youth in the Diaspora, and youth living with disabilities. The Charter calls on governments to ensure the freedom of movement, expression, private life, and property of young people. The Charter defines youth as people between the ages of 15 to 35 years.