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Regional consultations on Migration

Regional preparatory meeting, organized by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) Santiago, 30-31 August 2017 Agenda  [English] [Spanish] Statement by Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) Statement by Laura Thompson, Deputy Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Statement by Louise Arbour, […]

2018 regional forum on sustainable development set for Dakar

2018 regional forum on sustainable development set for Dakar

Addis Ababa, April 9, 2018 (ECA) – The fourth session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) will be held in Dakar, Senegal, next month under the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development theme: “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies”. The ARFSD, which tracks progress in the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development […]

Signing AfCFTA giant stride forward for the development of Africa: ECA’s Vera Songwe

Signing AfCFTA giant stride forward for the development of Africa: ECA’s Vera Songwe

Kigali, 21 March 2018 (ECA) – “With the signature of the Kigali Declaration for the Launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area, Africa makes a giant stride forward in continental integration, in the pan-African vision, and in the development of our continent”, said Vera Songwe, the Executive Secretary of the ECA. Speaking during the official signing ceremony today in Kigali, Ms. Songwe noted that […]

CFTA set to unleash Africa’s full potential, says ECA’s Songwe

CFTA set to unleash Africa’s full potential, says ECA’s Songwe

Cape Town, South Africa, February 04 2018 (ECA) – Africa’s signature policy reform of 2018, the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA), is set to unleash the continent’s full potential with more African countries trading with each other in a wider integrated market, says Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe. In opening remarks […]

ECA’s Songwe urges high level panel to help tackle Africa’s migration challenges

ECA’s Songwe urges high level panel to help tackle Africa’s migration challenges

Monrovia, Liberia, January 16, 2018 (ECA) – Members of the High Level Panel on Migration (HLPM), which was launched last June, held their inaugural meeting in Monrovia Monday to identify and articulate key issues that form the African migration story, challenges and priorities that will form the basis of their work. In remarks to the […]

Zero Ebola infection’ target requires long-term resources – ECA Executive Secretary

Zero Ebola infection’ target requires long-term resources – ECA Executive Secretary

Addis Ababa, 17 February 2015 (ECA) – The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, Mr. Carlos Lopes has welcomed the declaration of Heads of State and Government of the Mano River Union, issued at their Summit this week on “adopting common strategies to end the Ebola Virus Disease epidemic in the subregion and […]