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United Nations Deputy Secretary-General and African Union Commission Deputy Chairperson Inaugurate the First African Union-United Nations Periodic Coordination Meeting, Held virtually on 23 June 2022

This inaugural AU-UN Periodic Coordination Meeting provided a platform to gather momentum for the re-invigorated collaboration by the two organizations

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohamed, and the African Union Commission Deputy Chairperson, H.E. Dr. Monique Nsanzabaganwa, on Thursday welcomed, as co-Chairs, the inaugural AU-UN Periodic Coordination Meeting. This inaugural AU-UN Periodic Coordination Meeting provided a platform to gather momentum for the re-invigorated collaboration by the two organizations for the…

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Voluntary Local Reviews Gain Traction in Uganda’s National SDG Reporting Process After ECA’s Support

This development builds on the country’s first voluntary local review of the SDGs and African Union’s Agenda 2063

The Government of Uganda has scaled up the practice of voluntary local reviews – which monitor progress made by local governments towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – and is bringing their outcomes to the forefront of its national SDG reporting process. This development builds on the country’s first voluntary…

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At CoM2022, Experts Address Effects of Russia-Ukraine Crisis on Africa

SRO-SA Director, Eunice G. Kamwendo, noted that African countries are most affected by the pandemic and the combined impact of the COVID-19 and the Ukraine crisis are likely to further aggravate liquidity issues constraining recovery

The ECA Sub-Regional Office for Southern (SRO-SA) in collaboration with the Angolan Government and the United Nations Resident Coordinator’s Office in Angola held a side event at the margins of the 54th session of the ECA Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development to offer African countries a platform…

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ECA's Economic Report on Africa Addresses Continent's Vulnerability during COVID-19

An estimated 12.6 per cent more people are likely to be pushed into poverty in one year alone more than the combined total of the additional poor since 1999

The disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic pushed an estimated 55 million Africans into extreme poverty in 2020 and reversed more than two decades of progress in poverty reduction on the continent. This is according to the Economic Report on Africa 2021(ERA2021) launched today on the margins of the Economic Commission for…

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Boosting Africa’s resilience to the adverse impact of the Ukraine crisis

Hanan Morsy, Deputy Executive Secretary and Chief Economist at the UNECA, delivered a presentation on the adverse impact of the Ukraine crisis

From expanding social safety nets and improving governance to boosting intra-African trade, the chief economist of a United Nations regional body in Africa proposed a series of measures to boost Africa’s resilience in the face of the risks and uncertainties arising from the Ukraine crisis, which has deteriorated the social…

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The dual equation of economic diversification and structural transformation in Sao Tome and Principe

Its governance capacity must be strengthened to allow the formulation of development policies likely to address its current needs in a relevant and coherent manner

A panel discussion on the structural transformation and economic diversification of Sao Tome and Principe: benefits of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) and fiscal reforms will be organized in Yaoundé on Tuesday, 19 April 2022, from 10 am to 1 pm (CET). As a micro island State, Sao Tome and…

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Harare prioritises economic recovery from COVID-19 in its stabilisation plan

Harare’s economic recovery and resilience plan, supported by ECA, outlines priority interventions to minimise future economic and financial vulnerabilities, while fostering improved performance

The Mayor of Harare, His Worship Councillor Stewart Mutizwa, has underscored economic recovery from COVID-19 as a priority for the city’s stabilisation plan in a meeting with a delegation from the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), led by Ms. Edlam Yemeru, acting Director of ECA’s Gender, Poverty and…

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Regional Meeting Calls for Gender Equality to be at the Center of Africa’s Recovery

The hybrid meeting took place in Kigali on 4 March on the margins of the Africa Regional Forum for Sustainable Development (ARFSD)

A regional meeting on reviewing progress, challenges and opportunities to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment in Africa has called for women to be at the centre of the continent’s green, inclusive and resilient recovery from COVID-19 and climate crises. Hosted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA),…

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Science, technology, and innovation are Africa’s blueprint for accelerated development

The STI Forum takes place on the sidelines of the eighth Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD8)

The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Vera Songwe, has called for the establishment of an African Technology Development and Transfer Network to spur innovation and accelerate development on the continent. She made the call during the opening of the 4th Africa Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI)…

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ECA workshop assists countries reviewing their sustainable development progress

The outcomes of this workshop will help the 21 countries improve and finalize their VNRs ahead of their presentation at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York in July

African countries reviewing their sustainable development progress met to share stories, best practices and lessons learned at the annual ECA Regional Workshop on Voluntary National (VNRs) and Local Reviews.  This year, a record 21 African countries will undertake reviews of the alignment of their policies with the Sustainable Development Goals…