United Nations Office of the Special Coordinator for Africa and the Least Developed Countries (OSCAL)

Bureau du Coordonnateur spécial pour l'Afrique et les pays les moins avancés
Oficina del Coordinador Especial para Africa y los Paises Menos Adelantados

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URL: http://www.un.org/esa/africa/oscal.htm

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Feb 1992, by the Secretary-General of A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN) as part of the restructuring of UN. Dissolved prior to 2009.


Mobilize international support for the development of Africa and least developed countries (LDCs), with the ultimate goal of ensuring their integration into the global community as equal partners; through the coordination of inputs from UN and other bodies, the Office facilitates intergovernmental debates and negotiations on Africa and LDCs; in its advocacy role, analyse various issues and trends relating to African development and promote dialogue involving African countries and LDCs, with their development partners.


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Single structured unit of 8 officers, reporting to the Under Secretary-General, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.


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