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Africa’s youth renew commitment to the SDGs

Jayathma Wickramanayake

Young people in Africa have pledged to work harder and ensure that the continent achieves its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Jayathma Wickramanayake, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth In a virtual discussion organised by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) under the theme “Africa’s Youth in The Decade of Action: Actors or Bystanders” on December 20, 2021, youth ...

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Africa’s hunger crisis worsening, says report

Abebe Hailer-Gabriel

A new, interactive digital report launched on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, shows that the number of hungry people in Africa continues to rise, spurred by conflict, climate change and economic slowdowns including those triggered by COVID-19. FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Africa, Abebe Haile-Gabriel The African Union Commission (AUC), the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), and ...

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AfDB, AUC, UNECA pledge more resources to improve land governance in Africa

UNECA

The African Development Bank (AfDB), the African Union Commission (AUC), and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) on Thursday, November 4, 2021 pledged to work more closely with governments to beef up land governance systems. Participants at the physical gathering in Kigali In a joint declaration at the end of the 2021 Conference on Land Policy in Africa, the ...

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UNECA launches $30bn facility to address continent’s bond issuance needs

Vera Songwe

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has established the Liquidity and Sustainability Facility (LSF) that could reach $30 billion and will be dedicated to providing African governments with a liquidity structure on par with international standards so as to address the African Continent’s specific Eurobond issuance needs. Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary, UNECA The LSF is also intended to ...

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UNECA develops city-level indicators for monitoring sustainable development

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The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) has developed 107 city-level indicators to support local authorities and national statistical offices (NSOs) in monitoring and reporting progress on sustainable urban development. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) In the 2030 Agenda, UN Member States commit to “make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable,” the subject of SDG 11. The indicators ...

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Fruit, vegetables, protein remain out of reach for most Africans, says report

Abebe Haile-Gabriel

Africa’s agri-food systems must be transformed to make healthy diets more affordable for Africans. That is the central message of a new report launched on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the African Union Commission (AUC). FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Africa, Abebe ...

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UNECA, AU, others to partner on sustainable development in Africa

Vera Songwe

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) has said that it will partner with the African Union (AU) and other bodies to ensure sustainable development on the continent. Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary, UNECA Mrs Vera Songwe, the Executive Secretary, UNECA, said this while presenting the report on the commission’s activities at its ongoing 53rd Conference of Ministers in Addis ...

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Ouattara, Sall, Neves open African Development Forum in Marrakech

President of the Ivory Coast, Alassane Ouattara; President of Senegal, Macky Sall; as well as the Prime Minister of Cape Verde, José Maria Neves alongside hosts the Executive Secretary of the ECA and the Prime Minister of Morocco officially opened the 9th African Development Forum (ADF) on Tuesday in Marrakech, Morocco. The ADF is organised by the United Nations Economic ...

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