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ECA launches second generation of its country profiles

The ECA Country Profiles were originally designed in 2015 in accordance with Resolution 917 of the Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (Abuja, 2014), with the aim to provide African decision-makers with an independent analysis of their countries’ economic and social development including the progress made to achieve regional integration

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) launched today in Dakar the second generation of its Country profiles, on the margins of the African Development Week (Dakar, 23 - 28 March 2017). These reports, which offer a snapshot of economic and social development in African countries, identify policy challenges and provide…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) |

ECA to launch 2nd generation Country Profiles at upcoming African Development Week

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) will launch the second generation of its ECA Country Profiles on Saturday 25 March on the margins of the African Development Week (Dakar, 23 - 28 March 2017). Twenty one country reports will be released, covering Algeria, Angola, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chad, Central African…

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Source: International Office of Migration (IOM) |

IOM, the United Nations Migration Agency launches campaign to inform African migrants: ASK your questions LIVE

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) will host an online press conference on Wednesday, March 15 at 10am GMT

So far in 2017, 19,567 migrants arrived by sea to Italy and after the latest shipwreck this past weekend, 521 have died at sea – 50 more compared to the same period in 2016. The majority of these migrants are from Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Guinea, Senegal and Gambia – same…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

West Africa can serve as a model for preventive diplomacy – UN political chief

“The situation in West Africa says a lot of the region’s growing capacity to deal with regional problems,” said Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman

The United Nations political affairs chief today stressed that West Africa could be a model of how the UN can work with local partners in bringing stability to regions or sub-regions. “The situation in West Africa says a lot of the region’s growing capacity to deal with regional problems,” said…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

IMF Staff Concludes Visit to The Gambia

The mission met with President Adama Barrow, Minister of Finance Amadou Sanneh, Central Bank Governor Amadou Colley, other government officials, development partners, and the private sector

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team, led by Mr. Ulrich Jacoby, visited The Gambia from February 16-22, 2017, to hold discussions with the new government, which came into office in early 2017. At the end of the visit, Mr. Jacoby issued the following statement: “Discussions centered around economic developments and…

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Source: International Criminal Court (ICC) |

President of the Assembly of States Parties welcomes Gambia’s decision not to withdraw from the ICC Rome Statute

On 10 November 2016 the Islamic Republic of the Gambia notified its decision to withdraw from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, as depositary of the Treaty

The President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) (www.ICC-CPI.int) H.E. Sidiki Kaba welcomes the decision of the newly-elected Government of the Gambia not to withdraw from the Rome Statute, the founding treaty of the ICC. “This important decision signals the…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield to travel to the Gambia

During her trip, the Assistant Secretary will meet with President Barrow and other Gambian officials

Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield will travel to The Gambia, February 17–19, to attend the inauguration of President Adama Barrow on February 18. During her trip, the Assistant Secretary will meet with President Barrow and other Gambian officials. Be sure to follow the Assistant Secretary on…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the occasion of The Gambia’s notification of rescission of its withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

The Gambia had formally notified the Secretary-General of its withdrawal from the Rome Statute on 10 November 2016 — a decision which the Secretary-General deeply regretted

On 10 February, the Permanent Mission of the Republic of The Gambia to the United Nations delivered to the Secretary-General notification of the country’s rescission of its withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. The Gambia had formally notified the Secretary-General of its withdrawal from the Rome…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China |

President Xi Jinping's Special Envoy Ma Peihua to Attend Gambian President's Inauguration Ceremony

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang announces: At the invitation of President Adama Barrow of the Republic of the Gambia, Vice Chairman Ma Peihua of the CPPCC National Committee will attend the inauguration ceremony of President Barrow and the Independence Day celebrations of the Gambia in the capital city of Banjul…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Foreign Secretary to visit The Gambia and Ghana

The Foreign Secretary will visit The Gambia and Ghana this week on 14-15 February 2017

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will meet with President Barrow and President Akufo-Addo on a two-day trip to West Africa. The Foreign Secretary will visit The Gambia and Ghana this week on 14-15 February 2017. This is the first recorded visit to The Gambia by a Foreign Secretary. He will meet President Barrow…