Economic Community of Central African States

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Economic Community of Central African States

Also called ECCAS. An organization founded to promote economic development and raise living standards among member nations in Central Africa. It was established in 1985 but was largely inactive until the late 1990s due to conflict in the region and non-payment of membership dues. See also: CEMAC.
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Commending the efforts of the Chairpersons of ECCAS and ECOWAS for bringing together leaders of the two groupings to deliberate on important issues that required urgent attention, the President pledged that:
It can therefore be argued that options or activities used to achieve REDD+ objectives are in many cases useful in attaining those of green economy programmes of ECCAS. Hence, there is a need for further and stronger institutional coordination and collaboration between COMIFAC and ECCAS on REDD+ and green economy.
The minister announced that her country will be reintegrated into ECCAS during its next summit.
In May of last year, an offer to join the AFTZ was extended to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU).
Ongoing operations financed through the APF are the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), Mission for the consolidation of peace in the Central African Republic (MICOPAX) and the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM).
The Engineer Branch proponent will be responsible for designating geographically based ECCAs within our Regular Army, Reserve, and National Guard force structure and charging them with promoting engineer-specific professional development opportunities, providing engineer technical advice and support, and nurturing and growing Engineer Regiment esprit de corps for all engineer units and personnel within their designated sphere of influence.
The information was equally confirmed over the weekend by a source from the UN Regional Office in Central Africa based in Libreville, Gabon, which also hosts the headquarters of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS).
The United States commends the leadership of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) in facilitating the political transition process in the CAR and remains "deeply committed" to working with ECCAS, the African Union, the United Nations and representatives of civil society to support the political transition process, she said.
Meanwhile, Uganda and South Sudan governments, Lamamra told the meeting, have expressed interest in participating in the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)-led stabilisation process for the CAR.
The call was made by experts from the Subregional Office for Central Africa of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), others from the ECCAS General Secretariat and the CEMAC Commission, and representatives from all 11 countries of the sub-region, during the first meeting of the Boosting Intra-African Trade (BIAT) Regional Taskforce for Central Africa, held in Douala, Cameroon.
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja on Sunday for Lome, the Republic of Togo, to participate in two high-level meetings of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)