United Nations Economic Commission for Africa


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United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

A commission established by the United Nations to foster economic and other cooperation among African states. It promotes trade, food security and other development goals. It was founded in 1958.
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The South-South Awards was hosted by the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, the United Nations International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and South-South News.
The secretary and members of the Libyan People's bureau and permanent mission to the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa in Ethiopia this week condemned the use of excessive force and mercenaries against peaceful civilian protestors in Libya.
At the African Economic Conference (AEC), from 27th to 29th October in Tunis, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and its partners - the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the United Nations Programme for Development (UNDP) and the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) - offered a forum of hope for Africans who will help ensure that "the [African] lion's roar is heard because, until now, it is only the voice of the hunter that we have heard," according to the image used by Donald Kaberuka, president of the AfDB.
The agreements were signed at the first subregional Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Best Practices Forum for West and Central Africa, an event created as part of a collaboration among Microsoft, Burkina Faso, the African Development Bank and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa to discuss ways to improve using information and communication technology for economic and social development across Africa.
The Rockefeller Foundation, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on Tuesday, December 9 convened the Africa Forum on Inclusive Economies to discuss greater inclusion as Africa grows economically.
In a two-phase project, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the African Union Commission will help countries find better ways to harness the potential in their mining and rise to the numerous challenges they represent.
The African Development Bank (AfDB), the African Union Commission (AUC) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) have joined forces to produce an Africa Regional Integration Index.
Indeed, the lack of access to relevant information is "acknowledged as a major factor affecting the success and quality of research and development activities, trade and industry," says a country report by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).

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