United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)

Commission économique des Nations Unies pour l'Afrique (CEA)
Comisión Económica de las Naciones Unidas para Africa (CEPA)

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Established within the framework the A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN) and under implementation of Resolution 671A (XXV) of E-XE3377 - ECOSOC, when members were 8 independent African States (Egypt; Ethiopia; Ghana; Liberia; Libya; Morocco; Sudan; Tunisia), 6 colonial powers (Belgium; France; Italy; Portugal; Spain; the United Kingdom) and the then Union of South Africa. Associate members were: Gambia; Kenya; Nigeria; Sierra Leone; Tanganyika; Uganda; Zanzibar; UK-administered Somaliland Protectorate. 28 Jul 1958, Italian-administered Trust Territory of Somaliland was admitted to associate membership and, 12 Dec 1958, Guinea became a full member. Between 1958 and 1982, 41 other African countries achieved independence and subsequently became full members of the Commission. By 1963, Italy and Belgium had ceased to be members and France, Spain and UK had become associate members, allowing the non-self governing territories still under their administration direct representation as associate members. South Africa was suspended and Portugal expelled from the Commission in 1963. First Session held 29 Dec 1958 - 6 Jan 1959, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia).


Promote the economic and social development of its member States; foster intra-regional integration; promote international cooperation for Africa's development; provide advisory services in key thematic fields: Macroeconomic Policy; Regional Integration and Trade; Social Development; Natural Resources; Innovation and Technology; Gender; Governance; Statistic.


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Joint annual D-XD8572 - African Union (AU) / Economic Commission for Africa Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development. Subregional ministerial conferences. Sectoral Committees (7): 'Committee on Food Security and Sustainable Development'; 'Committee on Governance and Popular Participation'; 'Committee on Development Information Science and Technology (CODIST)'; 'Committee on Trade, Regional Cooperation and Integration'; 'Committee on Women and Development'; 'Committee on Statistics'; 'Committee on Human and Social Development'. Headed by Executive Secretary and assisted by 2 Deputy Executive Secretaries. Substantive Divisions for policy research (5): Macroeconomic Policy; Regional Integration and Trade; Social Policy Development; Special Initiatives; African Centre for Statistics. Knowledge delivery pillar: Capacity Development Division; E-XE3628 - United Nations African Institute for Economic Development and Planning - ECA's training arm; Division of Administration; Subregional Offices (5): E-XE5962 - ECA Sub-Regional Office for Central Africa (ECA/SRO-CA); E-XE5963 - ECA Sub-Regional Office for Eastern Africa (SRO-EA Kigali); E-XE5961 - ECA Office for North Africa; E-XE6080 - ECA Subregional Office for Southern Africa (SRO-SA Lusaka); E-XE5960 - ECA Sub-Regional Office for West Africa (SRO-WA). Knowledge generation and knowledge delivery underpinned by: Strategic and operation Quality Division; Public Information and Knowledge Management Division. Substantive Divisions complemented by: ECA Partnerships Office; Joint Secretariat Support Office of ECA, African Union Commission and F-XF0018 - African Development Bank (ADB).


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GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth



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