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The Gambia’s Ambassador to Ethiopia and the AU presents letter of credence to the ECA

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:38

The Gambia’s Ambassador to Ethiopia and the African Union, this week presented his letter of credence to the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa Ms. Vera Songwe, at the ECA Headquarters in Addis Ababa. Ambassador Jack will be focused on key issues of peace, security and development as part of both his country’s and the UN’s mandate. The Executive Secretary warmly welcomed the Ambassador and expressed her commitment to working closely towards the realization of Africa’s Agenda 2063 and the SDGs Agenda.

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Third African Trade Policy Centre Steering Committee Meeting

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 09:38

Marrakesh, 16 February 2018 (ECA) - The 3rd Steering Committee Meeting (SCM) of the African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) under its current 2016-2020 programme cycle took place in Marrakesh, Morocco from 14-15 February hosted by the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU).

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Experts urged to rethink development planning in Africa

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 16:32

From the 1950s to date, a number of approaches to development planning have been adopted in relation with the various theoretical orientations of economic management. In light of the intricacy of sustainable development challenges and their systemic nature, many approaches and tools used by most of African countries are not fully adapted, notably those based on sectors or on mixed economy.

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ECA Chief congratulates Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on winning African leadership prize

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:36

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 15, 2018 (ECA) – Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe, on Thursday congratulated former Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, for being named winner of the 2017 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

Ms. Songwe said President Sirleaf, who chairs the ECA supported High Level Panel on Migration (HLPM), led by example throughout her time in office as Africa’s first democratically elected female president.

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Supported by ECA and UNCTAD, Republic of the Congo launches its iGuide to highlight investment opportunities

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 13:03

Brazzaville, Congo, 14 February 2018 (ECA) - The electronic investment platform, the iGuide, developed by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in collaboration with UNCTAD, was recently unveiled by the Investment Promotion Agency (API) of the Republic of the Congo in Brazzaville. The initiative promotes the investment potential of the country.

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ECA highlights role in support of sustainable urbanization

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 11:50

Addis Ababa, 14 February 2018 (ECA) - The role of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in supporting sustainable urbanization in Africa was underscored during the 9th World Urban Forum, which took place on 8 February in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The director of ECA’s Social Policy Development Division (SDPD) - Thokozile Ruzvidzo - who represented the Commission at the Forum noted in her remarks that ECA supports the implementation of the New Urban Agenda (NUA) “through innovative and unconventional ways.” 

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