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Supporting Uganda’s Vision 2040 with Gender Equality and Demographic Dividend

5 hours 1 min ago

Kampala, 9 July 2018 (ECA) - The African Center for Gender in partnership with the Population and Youth Section of the social Development Policy Division at Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) launched the “Demographic Dividend with a Gender Dimension” project in Kampala on July 5th, 2018 with the participation of technical experts that constitute the National Steering Committee on Demographic Dividend representing several ministries, civil society organizations, academia and UN agencies.

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Member States learn of tools and approaches that can help in implementing the SDGs and Agenda 2063

10 hours 40 min ago

New York, 16 July 2018 (ECA) – During a side event held at the ongoing High Level Political Forum, countries called on partners to organize a thematic Africa day at the margins of every HLPF to enable countries to articulate and sharpen a common African position. They also called for building awareness and rolling out of tools in support of SDGs and Agenda 2063 implementation, tracking and review.

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Experts meet to validate study on climate data sharing in Africa

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 20:48

Dakar, Senegal, 11 July 2018 – On the 10-11 July 2018, over 15 climate scientists from African Regional Climate Centres (RCCs) and National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) met to review a study report on the application of WMO resolution 40 on climate data sharing standards and protocols in Africa. The study and expert group meeting (EGM) were facilitated by the African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) with the support of the Weather and Climate Information Services for Africa (WISER) programme.

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Migration and Continental Free Trade Area are levers for Africa's economic prosperity - says Songwe

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 08:15

Addis Ababa, 13 July 2018 (ECA) - The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa has stressed that the aspirations of Agenda 2063 and Agenda 2030 "will require tackling the illicit financial flows that are costing the Continent a great deal of resources."

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Global Compact on Migration will require partnership and accountability - says the Africa Group

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 07:53

New York, 13 July 2018 (ECA) - The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, Vera Songwe has welcomed the finalization of the intergovernmental negotiations on the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, which concluded in New York on 13 June 2018.  The three-phase, state-driven process started with the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants started on 19 September 2016.  She lauded the Group of Negotiators for their “full involvement contributions - right from the consultative to intergovernmental negotiation phases.”

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Africa welcomes first ever Global Compact for Migration

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 07:32

13 July New York/Addis Ababa (ECA) - Following 18 months of intense consultations and thematic discussions, Member States of the United Nations today finalized the text of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in what was hailed as a “historic moment that has been equated to a welcome return to multilateralism”.

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High notes sounded for Equatorial Guinea’s quest to reverse dependency on oil

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 20:43

Malabo, 13 July 2018 (ECA - – Members of Government, State technocrats, private-sector players and non-State actors of Equatorial Guinea have concurred with officials of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) that that the country’s macroeconomic difficulties stemming from a nose-dive in oil prices must inspire it to industrialize and diversify its productive base as sure pathways to sustainable development.

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ECA will continue to support member States as they seek solutions to their challenges, says Elhiraika at end of HLPD

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 12:26

Cairo, Egypt, July 13, 2018 (ECA) – The High Level Policy Dialogue on Development in Africa ended in Cairo Thursday with Adam Elhiraika, Director for Macroeconomic Policy Division at the Economic Commission for Africa, pledging ECA’s continued support to member States as they seek solutions to challenges plaguing the continent, especially as they implement the sustainable development goals.

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High quality data crucial for success of SDGs in Africa, says ECA’s Ilboudo at HLPD 2018

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 13:18

Cairo, Egypt, July 12, 2018 (ECA) – Africa needs to build its statistical capacity to produce accurate, high quality and timely data to inform policies that will support the full implementation of the sustainable development goals and the continent’s Agenda 2063, says Economic Commission for Africa’s Tinfissi Joseph Ilboudo.

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Equatorial Guinea keen on economic diversification dialogue with ECA

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 20:23

Malabo, 11 July 2018 (ECA) – Policy makers and other major development players in Equatorial Guinea are exuding keen interest in the first major high-level development policy dialogue to be held in the country following the macroeconomic imbalances engendered by the oil glut experienced from 2014.

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Illicit financial flows continue to impede Africa’s development, says ECA’s Boko at HLPD 2018

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 13:22

Cairo, Egypt, 11 July 2018 (ECA) – African countries are committed to mobilizing adequate and predictable resources to finance the sustainable development goals agenda but they continue to be impeded by a number of factors, chief among them the loss of more than $50 billion annually through illicit financial flows, says Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Sylvain Boko.

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‘Wind blowing in the direction of peace’ in Africa’

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 08:16

Secretary General António Guterres concluded the second annual UN-African Union conference in Addis Ababa, as part of ongoing efforts to strengthen the relationship between the two organizations. Held on 9-10 July, the meeting covered the issues elaborated in the joint AU-UN development framework, including peace and security.

“We feel a wind blowing in the direction of peace,” he said, referring to recent developments such as the historic visit by Ethiopia’s Prime Minister to rival and neighbour Eritrea, as well as peace talks on South Sudan, where conflict has raged since 2013.

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Domestic resource mobilization crucial for Africa to successfully implement SDGs, says ECA’s Elhiraika

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 07:07

Cairo, Egypt, 10 July 2018 (ECA) – Mobilising domestic resources, from both the public and private sectors, is central to Africa’s collective success in achieving the 2030 sustainable development goals (SDGs) and the continent’s 50-year development plan, Agenda 2063, says Adam Elhiraika, Director of the Macroeconomic Policy Division at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).

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