African Network for Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation Accredits 30 Potential Centres of Excellence and 50 Prospective Projects
  ECA Press Release No. 85/2011
Addis Ababa, 27 May 2011 (ECA) - During a two-day meeting of the Scientific and Advisory Committee (STAC) hosted this week by the United Nations Economic Commission for ..
Second Phase of TIGA awards celebrate ‘ICT for Education’ projects at the 6th eLearning Africa event
  ECA Press Release No. 84/2011
Dar es Salaam, 27 May 2011 (ECA) -The second leg of the long-awaited 2011 Technology in Government Awards (TIGA) in the ‘ICT in Education’ category were celebrated at a ..
Towards a Continental Free Trade Area and Customs Union in Africa – 7th session of the Committee on Trade, Regional Cooperation and Integration aims to shape debate for African Union Summit 2012
  ECA Press Release No. 83/2011
Addis Ababa, 23 May 2011 (ECA) - The 7th session of the Committee on Trade, Regional Cooperation and Integration (CTRCI) will take place on 2-3 June 2011 at the Headquar..
7th CWD sheds light on gender issues in North Africa’s democratic transition
  ECA Press Release No. 82/2011
Addis Ababa, 20 May 2011 (ECA) - Emerging gender issues in North Africa during the recent events calling for transition to democracy were at the centre of Friday afterno..
CWD urges new mechanisms, improved resources and stronger structures as “women can no longer wait”
  ECA Press Release No. 81/2011
Addis Ababa, 20 May 2011 (ECA) - The 7th Session of the Committee on Women and Development (CWD) convened under the theme, “Closing Gaps, Maximizing Opportunities: Beyon..
Rescinding commitments on climate change financing violates human rights - Group
  ECA Press Release No. 80/2011
Addis Ababa, 19 May 2011 (ECA) - A leading German pressure group has suggested that existing international conventions on human rights offer developing countries added a..
CWD-session calls for an end to Violence against Women, presents UNiTE Campaign and Interregional Project on data collection
  ECA Press Release No. 78/2011
Addis Ababa, 19 May 2011 (ECA) - The ongoing 7th Session of the Committee on Women and Development (CWD) dedicated its afternoon session on Thursday to current initiativ..
African Women’s Decade must be owned by Africans – Musyimi-Ogana
  ECA Press Release No. 77/2011
Addis Ababa, 19 May 2011 (ECA) - As part of the effort by the 7th Session of the Committee on Women and Development (CWD) to assess where Africa stands on women’s empowe..
Committee on Women and Development re-launches E-network of African Gender Machineries
  ECA Press Release No. 76/2011
Addis Ababa, 19 May 2011 (ECA) - The E-network of African Gender Machineries, an electronic tool to access and exchange information and ideas regarding women’s advanceme..
Africa raises USD$30 Billion for infrastructure each year, could do more - ECA
  ECA Press Release No. 75/2011
Addis Ababa, 18 May 2011 (ECA) - Africa’s contribution towards the development of its infrastructure is much higher than is generally thought to be, according to statist..
Strengthen National Machineries and make real impact on gender equality – Thokozile Ruzvidzo
  ECA Press Release No. 74/2011
Addis Ababa, 18 May 2011 (ECA) - The director of the African Centre for Gender and Social Development (ACGSD), Ms. Thokozile Ruzvidzo, has underlined that strengthening ..
“African Countries are Turning the Tide”, reports UN Women’s Florence Butegwa to 7th CWD
  ECA Press Release No. 73/2011
Addis Ababa, 18 May 2011 (ECA) - The current situation and challenges of the United Nations’ newest organization, UN Women were presented on Wednesday at the 7th Session..
Unequal access for women exists despite advances in policies and legislations - ECA
  ECA Press Release No. 72/2011
Addis Ababa, 18 May 2011 (ECA) - Key findings emerging from a report by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) entitled: Status of Gender Inequality in Social and Econ..
Nnadozie assesses progress on mobilising resources for Africa’s development since Doha
  Addis Ababa, May 18, 2011 (ECA) - Africa has made substantial progress towards the implementation of the Monterrey commitments on financing for Development, but it is still way behind targets on its d..
Tackling illicit capital flows begins with the recognition that it is against national interest – ECA panel
  ECA Press Release No. 79/2011
Addis Ababa, 18 May 2011 (ECA) - Problems of illicit capital flows, capital flight, money laundering, porous tax systems and direct corruption would need to be urgently ..
“Act now or never on women's empowerment” – ECA Officials in presentation of five year follow-up strategy
  ECA Press Release No. 71/2011
Addis Ababa, 17 May 2011 (ECA) - A five year follow-up strategy for the Beijing + 15 regional review outcomes and related events was presented on Tuesday by the African ..
Decade of African women should not be a decade of words” – 7th Session of the CWD reviews Banjul Declaration and discusses new strategies
  ECA Press Release No. 70/2011
Addis Ababa, 17 May 2011 (ECA) - The 7th Session of the Committee on Women and Development (CWD) opened on Tuesday at the Headquarters of the Economic Commission for Afr..
ECA launches web-based tool to monitor progress in least developed countries
  ECA Press Release No. 69/2011
Istanbul, 16 May 2011 (ECA) - The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has launched a web-based visualization tool which spatially tracks national and sub-national progr..
Low productivity in LDCs impede sustainable growth and poverty reduction, says Janneh
  ECA Press Release No. 68/2011
Istanbul, 12 May 2011 (ECA) - UN Under-Secretary-General and the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Abdoulie Janneh said in Istanbul yester..
Joint Secretariat Support Office to strengthen common positions on climate change and infrastructure development
  ECA Press Release No. 67/2011
Addis Ababa, 12 May 2011 (ECA) – A Joint Secretariat Support Office (JSSO) to the African Union Commission (AUC), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the United Nati..
Mobilizing resources to accelerate growth and reduce poverty - African Forum on Financing for Development strives to propose the way forward
  ECA Press Release No. 66/2011
Addis Ababa, 12 May 2011 (ECA) –A three-day African Forum on Financing for Development will be held at the United Nations Conference Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from..
African least developed countries have made progress over last decade, says ECA’s Abdalla Hamdok
  ECA Press Release No. 64/2011
Istanbul, 11 May 2011 (ECA) - Stating that the least developed countries (LDCs) in Africa had embraced democratic and economic governance as pre-requisites for developme..
Janneh calls for improved protection for world’s least developed countries
  ECA Press Release No. 63/2011
Istanbul, 10 May 2011 (ECA) - UN Under Secretary-General and the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, Abdoulie Janneh, said yesterday in Istanbul..
7th Session of the Committee on Women and Development to review progress and promote strategies for gender equality and women’s advancement
  ECA Press Release No. 65/2011
Addis Ababa, 09 May 2011 (ECA) – The 7th Session of the Committee on Women and Development (CWD) will take place from 17-20 May 2011 at the headquarters of the Economic ..
Experts and Policy Makers conclude CODIST II with resounding call to invest in Science Technology Innovation
  ECA Press Release No. 62/2011
Addis Ababa, 05 May 2011 (ECA) - More than 800 participants attending the Second Session of the Committee on Development Information – CODIST II broke into thunderous ap..

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