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African Countries Must be Mindful of the Trade and Environment Linkages in Policy Making, says ECA’s Official at the Third Forum for Development in North Africa
ECA Press Release No. 59/2009
Rabat, 30 October 2009 (ECA) -“Environmental policies and the related regulations on quality control could potentially affect exports competitiveness and export promotio..
South Africa elected chair of the Bureau of the 6th Session of Committee on Food Security and Sustainable Development
ECA Press Release No. 58/2009
Addis Ababa, 27 October 2009 (ECA) - African countries attending the Sixth Session of the Committee on Food Security and Sustainable Development (CFSSD-6) have elected S..
Development and Financial Crisis to Dominate Discussions at the 4th African Economic Conference
Press Release No. 57/2009
Addis Ababa, 23 October 2009 (ECA) – More than three hundred policy-makers, development experts and economists will attend the fourth annual African Economic Conference (AEC..
Africa Calls For a Fair, Inclusive, Effective and Equitable New Agreement in Copenhagen
ECA Press Release No. 56/2009
Addis Ababa/Nairobi, 23 October 2009 - Africa should be equitably compensated, in the context of environmental justice, for environmental resources, economic and social ..
Population and Development Ministers Recommit to Full Implementation of ICPD Programme of Action
ECA Press Release No. 55/2009
Addis Ababa, 23 October 2009 (ECA) – African ministers responsible for population and development have re-committed themselves to fully implement the 20-year Programme ..
Launch of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) “Information Economy Report 2009”
22 October 2009, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - The UNCTAD Information Economy Report (IER) 2009 was launched today, the 22nd of October at the United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa.
African civil society organizations demand to be given a bigger role in regional evaluation reviews
ECA Press Release No. 54/2009
Addis Ababa 22 October 2009 (ECA) – In a statement issued on the second day of the ICPD+15 expert meeting gathered in Addis Abeba to review progress achieved in the impl..
Good Governance is Everyone’s Responsibility, ECA Official Says
ECA Press Release No. 53/2009
Addis Ababa 21 October 2009 (ECA) – Good governance in Africa is everyone’s job, not just the compliers of reports or even government officials, a governance expert said..
Experts gathered in Addis Ababa hear daunting assessment on population and development in Africa
ECA Press Release No. 52/2009
Addis Ababa 20 October 2009 – Africa has made laudable progress towards the implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population an..
Experts to Evaluate 15 years of Population Development in Africa Ahead of MDGs Deadline
ECA Press Release No. 51/2009
Addis Ababa 20 October 2009 – Fifteen years after the adoption in 1994 of the Plan of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD PoA) in ..
Africa must accelerate efforts to achieve social and human development goals, ECA committee concludes
ECA Press Release No. 50/2009
Addis Ababa, 19 October 2009 (ECA) - Experts attending the inaugural meeting of the ECA Committee on Human & Social Development ended their meeting today with a commitme..
Delegates from 26 African countries conclude gender and climate change sensitization training
ECA Press Release No. 49/2009
Addis Ababa, 19 October 2009 (ECA) -Delegates from 26 African countries, plus Canada, Jamaica and Philippines, today in Addis Ababa concluded a three-day sensitization t..
Africa Climate Change Talks Enter Decisive Week as Lead Negotiators and High Level Experts Gather to Refine Climate Platform and Position Towards Copenhagen
ECA Press Release No. 48/2009
Addis Ababa/Nairobi, 19 October 2009 - About 150 African lead negotiators and high level experts on climate change from all African countries gather for their Second Tec..
United Nations Ethiopia Staff Stand Up Against Poverty
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 16 October 2009 -- More than 300 members of the United Nations staff in Ethiopia took a stand against poverty during the annual “Stand Up and Take Action” event.
The Second African Governance Report shows marginal progress and urges for scaled up efforts
ECA Press Release No. 47/2009
Addis Ababa, 16 October 2009 (ECA) - African countries have made marginal progress of an average of 2% in the core areas of governance over the last 4 years , says the..
Coalition for Dialogue on Africa (CoDA) Seminar on Transnational Trafficking and Political Instability in Africa
Addis Ababa, 16 October 2009 (ECA) -The Coalition for Dialogue on Africa (CoDA) is convening a seminar on "Transnational Trafficking and Political Instability in Africa"in Abuja, Nigeria, on 22-23 Oct..
African Governments Urged to Recommit to People-Centred Development
Joint Press Release No. 46/2009
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 13 October 2009 – With the deadline of achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) close at hand, African governments need to recommit to p..
African experts to address the low level of implementation of regional integration initiatives on the continent
ECA Press Release No. 45/2009
Addis Ababa, 13 October 2009 (ECA) - The Committee on Trade, Regional Cooperation and Integration (CTRI)-a subsidiary body of the Economic Commission for Africa- opened ..
Experts to formulate strategies for mainstreaming Africa’s regional integration agenda at national level
ECA Press Release No. 44/2009
Addis Ababa, 09 October 2009 (ECA) - Senior officials from African countries and experts representing pan-African institutions and Regional Economic Communities (RECs) w..
Women to Be Seen as Partners, Rather Than Victims in Peace and Security Management, UNECA Chief Says.
Addis Ababa, 08 October, 2009 ( ECA) - Women should play an important role in resolving peace and security challenges in Africa as this is the best way for achieving lasting solutions, according to Un..
"The e-SADC initiative launch meeting” opens in Gaborone, Botswana, 05-06 October 2009
05 October 2009 - eSADC is a joint United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa (OSISA) and Southern African Development Community (SADC) initiativ..
ECA’s work on sustainable development in line with Africa’s priority, says Dione
Addis Ababa, 01 October, 2009 ( ECA) - The Director of Food and Sustainable Development Division at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Dr. Josue Dione said today in Addis Ababa that the Commiss..
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