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2 March 2018
https://reliefweb.int
H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák, President of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly made an official visit to Addis Ababa from 28 February to 1 March 2018.
2 March 2018
www.universityworldnews.com
The African Academy of Sciences has called for urgent reform of African national science, technology and innovation (STI) policies to sharpen their focus on the social and environmental dimensions of development and bring them in closer alignment with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
2 March 2018
allafrica.com
Several mid and senior level officials serving across a broad range of ministerial departments in Cameroon have been reviewing their approach in domesticating the UN's Agenda 2030 and the African Union's Agenda 2063 - two complementary international development frameworks, thanks to new knowledge and perspectives acquired from a recent workshop co-organized by the Government of Cameroon...
1 March 2018
www.mediaterre.org
Selon Soteri Gatera, Chef de la Section de l'industrialisation et des infrastructures de la Commission économique pour l'Afrique (CEA), le manque d'infrastructures adaptées continuent d'être un obstacle à la transformation économique et structurelle de l'Afrique.
1 March 2018
allafrica.com
Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe, on Thursday held closed door discussions with visiting United Nations General Assembly President, Miroslav Lajčák, appraising him on on-going African Union reforms that are expected to make the continental body more self-sufficient and effective.
1 March 2018
allafrica.com
Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe, on Thursday held closed door discussions with visiting United Nations General Assembly President, Miroslav Lajčák, appraising him on on-going African Union reforms that are expected to make the continental body more self-sufficient and effective.
1 March 2018
https://www.tap.info.tn
La secrétaire exécutive de la Commission Économique des Nations Unies pour l'Afrique (CEA), a exhorté les ambassadeurs africains accrédités à Addis-Abeba à encourager leurs pays à adhérer à la transparence fiscale...
1 March 2018
www.nation.co.ke
A high-level event held on January 27 on the sidelines of the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa discussed progress in eradicating hunger in Africa.
1 March 2018
www.infomediaire.net
La secrétaire exécutive de la Commission Économique des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique (CEA), Vera Songwe, a exhorté les ambassadeurs africains accrédités à Addis-Abeba à encourager leurs pays à adhérer à la transparence fiscale mondiale et à d’autres lois pertinentes pour endiguer les fuites de capitaux qui coûtent à l’Afrique environ 80 milliards de dollars par an, et faire en sorte que les...
1 March 2018
https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2018/03/01/un-to-organise-high-level-meetings-to-track-sdgs-africas-agenda-2063/
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) will, between March and June, organise high-level meetings in a bid to keep the global momentum on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as Africa’s Agenda 2063.
1 March 2018
www.xinhuanet.com
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) will, between March and June, organize high level meetings in a bid to keep the global momentum on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as Africa's Agenda 2063.
1 March 2018
https://maghrebemergent.info
L'Assemblée générale des Nations Unies organisera entre mars et juin plusieurs réunions à haut niveau destinées à soutenir la dynamique mondiale d'application du Programme de développement durable à l'horizon 2030 et de ses Objectifs de développement durable (ODD), ainsi que de l'Agenda 2063 de l'Union africaine (UA).
28 February 2018
allafrica.com
The Gambia's Ambassador to Ethiopia, Mr. Sulayman Alieu Jack, who's also the Permanent Representative of his country to the African Union and the Economic Commission for Africa, this week presented his letter of credence to ECA Executive Secretary Ms. Vera Songwe, at her offices in Addis Ababa.
28 February 2018
allafrica.com
The United Nations General Assembly will between March and June organize high level meetings to discuss financing for development, peace and security, water for development, the youth and education in a bid to keep global momentum up on the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as Africa's Agenda 2063.
28 February 2018
kfm.co.ug
Uganda loses an average of 10 people per day due to accidents, translating into Shs 4.4tn per anum.
28 February 2018
allafrica.com
The United Nations General Assembly will between March and June organize high level meetings to discuss financing for development, peace and security, water for development, the youth and education in a bid to keep global momentum up on the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as Africa's Agenda 2063.
27 February 2018
allafrica.com
Economic Commission for Africa's Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe, on Tuesday met with African Ambassadors in Ethiopia for their 19th quarterly briefing which touched on a number of issues affecting the continent and the work of the ECA in supporting the continent's quest for economic and structural transformation.
26 February 2018
www.newtimes.co.rw
Never before has the desire for African integration been backed by concrete actions than in the last couple of years. We have, of recent, seen growing interest from African leaders who now realise that trade – not aid – is the key to achieving significant economic development.
26 February 2018
https://africanmanager.com
De nombreux cadres de rang supérieur et intermédiaire en service dans les divers départements ministériels au Cameroun examinent déjà leur approche vers la domestication de l’Agenda 2030 des Nations Unies et de l’Agenda 2063 pour l’Union Africaine, deux cadres internationaux de développement complémentaires, grâce à de nouvelles connaissances et perspectives acquises lors d’un atelier co-organisé...
26 February 2018
www.dw.com
Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda plan to ban all imports of second-hand clothing in order to strengthen their textile industry. But with the US threatening consequences, EAC leaders have agreed to a small compromise.
26 February 2018
https://africanmanager.com
Le Président de la République du Niger, Son Excellence Monsieur Issoufou, Co-président de la Task Force Présentielle sur la Monnaie Unique de la Communauté Économique des États de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (CEDEAO), a fortement apprécié la qualité de la contribution technique de la Commission Economique des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique (CEA) dans la marche vers la monnaie unique de la CEDEAO.
25 February 2018
http://thenationonlineng.net
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has called on African countries to harness the potentials in their body of waters for economic growth and prosperity.
25 February 2018
www.modernghana.com
Addis Ababa, 22 February 2018 (ECA) - The Nile is our strongest potential for transformational development and the most tangible metaphor for bringing together economic growth, environmental preservation and social inclusion. The statement was made by Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) at the opening of the 12thRegional Nile Day Celebrations, held on the...
20 February 2018
www.commodafrica.com
L'Afrique de l'Ouest est devenue plus vulnérable aux activités illicites car la distinction entre "licite" et "illicite" est souvent floue, parce que des communautés entières peuvent dépendre du commerce illicite, soulignent les auteurs du rapport "Flux financiers illicites : l'économie du commerce illicite en Afrique de l'Ouest" paru ce matin.
20 February 2018
www.nan.ng
By many accounts, Africa is still being referred to as the untapped gold mine; many believe that if the potential of the continent were harnessed, there abound great possibilities.

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