United Nations Transport and Communications Decade in Africa (UNTACDA)

Décennie des transports et des communications en Afrique

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as a programme within A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN). The first Decade, 1978-1988, was officially proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly, Dec 1977. Evaluation of the first Decade programme showed that, despite efforts of African governments and donors, existing transport and communications systems in Africa were still inadequate to promote Africa's economic development and constituted major constraints in overall economic integration and development. Thus, prompted by African governments, UNCTADA II (1991-2000) was proclaimed by General Assembly resolution 43/179, 20 Dec 1988. Within regular programme of E-XE4174 - United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), managed by the Division on Regional Cooperation and Integration. Terminated at end of decade.


Mobilize African governments, intergovernmental organizations, the United Nations System and external support agencies for coherent action in development of transport and communications services in Africa; establish an efficient, integrated transport and communications system as a basis for physical integration of Africa; facilitate national and international traffic so as to foster trade and the achievement of self-sustained economic development.


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Main organs of UNTACDA II (3): S-XS0017 - Conference of African Ministers of Transport, Communications and Planning (every 2 years, permanent policy-making body); Inter-Agency Coordinating Committee for UNTACDA II, meets every 2 years, comprising relevant UN agencies and African intergovernmental agencies, which monitors and carries out periodic evaluation of the programme and makes recommendations to the Conference of Ministers through the 'Intergovernmental Meeting of Experts'; Advisory Committee for the Promotion of the Programme (ACPP), meets at least twice a year, markets the Decade programme through establishment of methods for effective mobilization of resources, in particular by periodic review with subregional organizations to ascertain its financial viability. Subsectoral Working Groups (8). Subregional Working Groups (4). National Coordinating Committees. E-XK0544 - Africa Transport Policy Program (SSATP).


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GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities



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