ECA supports the implementation of youth employment policies in West Africa
  Accra, 27 June 2012 (ECA) - The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) provided technical and financial support to the Foundation for Future Leaders International (FFLI) for the organizat..
Africa is the second fastest growing continent - Economic Report on Africa 2012
  ECA Press Release No. 111/2012
Lusaka, 29 June 2012 (ECA) - The 2012 Economic Report on Africa, a joint annual publication of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African U..
African Union says UN-wide capacity building package important step in the right direction
  ECA Press Release No. 110/2012
Addis Ababa, 28 June 2012 (ECA) - The African Union Commission (AUC) today lauded the newly completed UN-wide capacity building package in support of the Union as a maj..
UN hands over RCM-Africa Clusters Work Programme to AUC
  ECA Press Release No. 109/2012
Addis Ababa, 28 June 2012 (ECA) - The United Nations today handed over a joint Work Programme for the implementation of the Ten Year Capacity Building Programme of the ..
E-commerce Initiative through tele-innovation centres launched in Ethiopia
  Addis Ababa, 28 June 2012 (ECA) – The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa held a half-day “E-commerce facilitation” workshop to support consultations among key stakeholders involved in the p..
Land Policy Initiative convenes experts on capacity development
  Addis Ababa, 28 June 2012 (ECA) – The Land Policy Initiative (LPI) held an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on Capacity Development for Land Policy in Africa. The meeting, which took place on 27- 28 June 20..
Remarks by Mr. Abdoulie Janneh at the Official Presentation of Work Programme of RCM-Africa Clusters to AUC
  Remarks by Mr. Abdoulie Janneh, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of ECA
28 June 2012, African Union Commission

UN to unveil package of support to African Union
  ECA Press Release No. 108/2012
Addis Ababa, 27 June 2012 (ECA) - UN Agencies will present a comprehensive UN-wide package of capacity strengthening activities in support of the African Union in a cer..
African delegations at Rio Conference agree to move on
  ECA Press Release No. 106/2012
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 25 June 2012 (ECA) - The African Spokesperson and Political Coordinator of the Rio+20 process on Thursday downplayed Africa's limited success at..
Experts Group meeting on Capacity development on Land Policy in Africa
  ECA Press Release No. 107/2012
Addis Ababa, 25 June 2012 (ECA) - Land policy experts will be holding a meeting on Capacity Development for Land Policy in Africa this week at the African Union Headqua..
Janneh says CAADP holds key to Africa's food security
  ECA Press Release No. 105/2012
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 25 June 2012 (ECA) - Stressing that development partners had not delivered on their commitment to significantly increase support to agriculture ..
Mozambique showcases renewable energy experience in Rio; says Africa should follow example
  ECA Press Release No. 104/2012
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 25 June 2012 (ECA) - Ministers from Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swa..
Experts adopt Declaration of Addis Ababa on harmonization of cyber legislation
  ECA Press Release No. 103/2012
Addis Ababa, 22 June 2012 (ECA) - Over 80 experts from Eastern, Southern and Northern Africa regions concluded a three day consultative workshop with the adoption of th..
NEPAD stakeholders call for platform to review implementation and coordination
  ECA Press Release No. 102/2012
Addis Ababa, 21 June (ECA) - NEPAD stakeholders have strongly recommended the convening of a regular session to review joint coordination efforts towards the implementa..
Report says Southern Africa’s development is not integrated
  ECA Press Release No. 101/2012
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 21 June 2012 (ECA) - A new report by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) says while the linkages between the economic, social and environme..
Why means of implementation is a thorny issue at the Rio+20 Conference
  ECA Press Release No. 100/2012
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 21 June 2012 (ECA) - The High-Level segment of the Rio+20 Conference went into full gear today with some 100 Heads of State and Government in at..
Positioning Eastern Africa to reap tourism gains
  ECA Press Release
Over the past decades, the global tourism industry generated up to $ 1 trillion. Estimates affirm that this sector engenders $ 3 billion per day, and in 2011 contributed 5 per cent ..
Hundreds attend Africa Day celebrations in Rio
  ECA Press Release No. 98/2012
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 19 June 2012 (ECA) - Hundreds of people today attended different activities to mark Africa Day events organized on the sidelines of the UN Confer..
NEPAD Agency says $2 billion committed to Great Green Wall
  ECA Press Release No. 97/2012
Rio de Janeiro, 19 June (ECA): The focal point of the TerraAfrica programme at the NEPAD Agency, Mr. Ousmane Djibo, said yesterday in Rio that about $2 billion had been ..
Experts recommend that WAIGOs sign a Cooperation Protocol
  Niamey, 19 June 2012 (ECA) – Experts meeting for two days in Lomé, Togo, recommended that all West African Intergovernmental Organizations (WAIGOs) sign a draft Protocol on Cooperation, which will pro..
West African Experts Recommend Cross-border Cooperation in the Energy Sector
  Niamey, 19 June 2012 (ECA) – Experts recommended that West African States strengthen cross-border cooperation in the energy sector to ensure that renewable energy contributes to wealth creation, econo..
African negotiators say progress is finally being made on Rio+ 20 outcome statement
  ECA Press Release No. 96/2012
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 18 June 2012 (ECA) - Less than a day to the arrival of world leaders who are expected to consider and endorse the Rio+20 outcome document, the Af..
ECA says greater linkage exists between good governance and sustainable development
  ECA Press Release No. 95/2012
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 17 June 2012 (ECA) - A senior official of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) today presented Africa's perspectives on Institutional Fram..
ECA study underscores progress in sustainable development within Eastern Africa
  ECA Press Release No. 94/2012
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 17 June 2012 (ECA) - Eastern Africa sub region has taken some concrete steps to integrate the three pillars of sustainable development in the reg..
Partners commend ECA's technical support on sustainable development in Africa
  ECA Press Release No. 93/2012
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 17 June 2012 (ECA) - African participants at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) have commended UN Economic Commiss..

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