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Report blames multinationals for illicitly transferring most of the $1.5 trillion made in Africa each year
ECA Press Release 129/2012
Addis Ababa, 27 July 2012 (ECA) – A report has chastised multinational corporations for the illicit transfer of most of the $ 1.5 trillion they make in Africa each year bac..
UN agencies discuss mobilizing resources to assist African Union and NEPAD programme
Naivasha (Kenya), July 27 (ECA) – Resource is a big constraint to fully operationalize the business plans of UN clusters in their support of the African Union and its NEPAD programme, the Chief of Par..
ECA Library partners with Ethiopia Reads on training of librarians
Addis Ababa, 06 July 2012 (ECA) –The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in collaboration with Ethiopia Reads, an international Non-Governmental Organization that supports the developm..
Training on knowledge portals to advance women's rights and social development
ECA Press Release 128/2012
Addis Ababa, 19 July 2012 (ECA) - The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) organized two simultaneous workshops from 18-19 July 2012 on E-network for National Gender Machin..
Preparations underway for second Africa Trade Forum
ECA Press Release 126/2012
Addis Ababa, 19 July 2012 (ECA) - Preparations for the second Africa Trade Forum (ATF II) are underway on the theme: “Boosting Intra-African Trade and Establishing the Cont..
ECA Strengthens CSO Ownership of the Africa Mining Vision
ECA Press Release 127/2012
Addis Ababa, 19 July 2012 (ECA) - The Economic Commission for Africa, Sub-Regional Office for West Africa participated in a meeting of pan-African networks of civil society..
Africa needs a sound mainstreamed plan on Disaster Risk Reduction
Addis Ababa, 19 July 2012 - With a view to improving disaster risk reduction and disaster management across the continent, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) organized a five-day ..
ECA Eastern Africa Office in support of South Sudan Development Agenda
Addis Ababa, 19 July 2012 (ECA) - The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is supporting the Republic of South Sudan to elaborate a medium term development plan for the newly independen..
Elections experts discuss democracy and diversity and underscore constitutionslism, nation-building
ECA Press Release 125/2012
Addis Ababa, 19 July 2012 (ECA) - Experts meeting on the theme: Democracy, Elections and the Management of Diversity in Africa have underscored the need to promote nation-..
Call for Papers: After the Arab Spring: Rethinking the Role of Regional Organizations in Promoting Democratic Governance
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa in collaboration with the United Nations University Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNUCRIS) will be holding a joint conference from 22-23 N..
Africa ready for post-2015 development agenda - MDG report
ECA Press Release 123/2012
Addis Ababa, 17 July 2012 (ECA) – As 2015 draws near, Africa has effectively engaged in the process of defining the contours of the post-2015 development agenda, according ..
New integration report says gains from continental free trade area can sustain Africa’s economic growth
ECA Press Release 122/2012
Addis Ababa, 17 July 2012 (ECA) – With the establishment of a Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA), Africa’s intra-regional trade is expected to increase by US$34.6 billion ..
AWRO Advisory Panel charts way forward for Women’s Rights
ECA Press Release 124/2012
Addis Ababa, 17 July 2012 (ECA) - The African Women’s Rights Observatory (AWRO) Advisory Panel held its second meeting today to provide recommendations on substantive aspec..
UN Deputy SG wants linkages between peace, development and human rights emphasized
ECA Press Release 121/2012
Addis Ababa, 16 July 2012 (ECA) - The Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Jam Eliasson, today told UN staff in Addis Ababa that he would use his new positi..
ECA signs agreement with Government of South Africa to host Second Civil Registration Conference in Durban
ECA Press Release 120/2012
Addis Ababa, 15 July 2012 (ECA) - The Economic Commission for Africa signed a cooperation agreement with the Government of South Africa for the hosting of the Second Confer..
Development effectiveness report says Africa on right path, urges partners to deliver on aid promises
ECA Press Release 119/2012
Addis Ababa, 14 July 2012 (ECA) – Africa made major improvements in the areas of sustainable economic growth, good governance, financing for its own development and investi..
‘Multiple knowledge products’ to comprise forthcoming Regional Integration report
ECA Press Release 118/2012
Addis Ababa, 15 July 2012 (ECA) - The fifth edition of Assessing Regional Integration in Africa (ARIA V) has seen a complete revamp of the flagship series. According to the..
Statement by Mr. Abdoulie Janneh at the 27th Meeting of the NEPAD Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee
14 July 2012
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Ministers underscore need to fast-track Continental Free Trade Area
ECA Press Release 117/2012
Addis Ababa, 15 July 2012 (ECA) -Ministers and Chairpersons of 8 Regional Economic Communities attending the African Union High level Trade Committee on intra-African trade..
Encouraging developments as Africa looks to establish Continental Free Trade Area
ECA Press Release No. 115/2012
Addis Ababa, 13 July 2012 (ECA) -As preparations for next week's launch of the fifth edition of Assessing Regional Integration in Africa (ARIA V) get underway in Addis..
Janneh takes stocks, urges Africa to watch peace, security, governance, economic progress
ECA Press Release 116/2012
Addis Ababa, 13 July 2012 (ECA) - The United Nations Under-Secretary General and Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa has praised Africa’s resilience i..
Statement by Mr. Abdoulie Janneh at the 21st Ordinary Session of the African Union Executive Council
12 July 2012
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Energy and Climate Change experts discuss Sustainable Energy for all in Africa
Addis Ababa, 11 July 2012 (ECA) - About 40 energy and climate change experts from across Africa met at the United Nations Conference Center in Addis Ababa, from 9-11 July, 2012 to address increasing e..
2013 Innovation Prize for Africa launched
ECA Press Release No. 114/2012
Addis Ababa, 04 July 2012 (ECA) - The second round of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA), which aims to reward innovation across Africa in key sectors of interest, w..
Innovation Prize for Africa enters its second phase
ECA Press Release No. 112/2012
Addis Ababa, 02 July 2012 (ECA) - The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) are to announce, on Wednesday, the..
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