He commended the efforts of the Ethiopian Government and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
(UNECA), UNDP and UNDESA.
The International Conference on Youth on the theme: 'Youth and Democratisation in Africa: Lessons Learned and Comparative Experiences is a joint initiative of the Economic Commission for Africa
(ECA), the United Nations Development Programme and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA).
Without cooperative action, the developing world could drift further from achieving the UN's Millennium Development Goals, warns Abdoulie Janneh, UN under-secretary-general and executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa
Prepared by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
, this report concentrates on macroeconomic policy convergence and monetary and financial integration in the continent's regional economic communities.
As recently as February 2007 in a report on economic progress in Africa by the United Nation's Economic Commission for Africa
in cooperation with the African Union, were hopeful that some semblance of progressive economic activity might be possible.
Under the theme of "Democratising Governance at Regional and Global Level to Achieve the MDGs", the Forum was jointly organised by the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CONGO) and the African Women's Development and Communication Network (FEMNET), in close partnership with the African Union (AU) and the UN Economic Commission for Africa
In his proposal, Mold, who works for the Trade and Regional Integration Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, explained how this could benefit them.
Addis Ababa is the headquarters of, among others, the African Union and the UN's Economic Commission for Africa
Strategic reasons for investment are excellent -- Ethiopia has developed a reputation for African diplomacy (the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
, the EGA, is based in Addis) and it is geographically close to the Middle East -- but establishing how to build in an economic and environmentally sustainable way is difficult.
Economic Commission for Africa
and UNICEF adviser Alex de Waal wrote in a New York Times commentary.
It also approved a plan to establish a Panel of Eminent Persons to help reinforce the mechanism, and to set up the mechanism's secretariat within the Economic Commission for Africa
, a U.N.
The Africa Stockpiles Project is an initiative of the World Wildlife Fund and Pesticide Action Network UK that is now being developed by a strategic partnership consisting of African regional organizations (the African Union, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
, the African Development Bank, and Pesticide Action Network Africa), United Nations agencies (the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the United Nations Environment Programme, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, the Secretariat of the Basel Convention), the World Bank, and the industry association CropLife International.