United Nations Economic Commission for Africa


United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

Infobox UN

name = United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
type = Primary Organ - Regional Branch
acronyms = ECA
head = "Executive Secretary of ECA"
: Mr. Abdoulie Janneh [uneca.org, ECA: Office of the Executive Secretary [http://www.uneca.org/about_eca/es/index.htm] ] : flag|Gambia: (2005 - )
status = Active
established = 1958
website = [http://www.uneca.org/ ECA Website]
parent = ECOSOC

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA or ECA) was established in 1958 by the United Nations Economic and Social Council to encourage economic cooperation among its member states (the nations of the African continent) [cite web|url=http://www.uneca.org/about_eca/overview_of_eca.htm|title=Overview of the ECA|publisher=UNECA] following a recommendation of the United Nations General Assembly. UN document |docid=A-RES-1155(XII) |type=Resolution |body=General Assembly |session=12 |resolution_number=1155 |accessdate=2008-08-26|title=Proposed Economic Commission for Africa|date=26 November 1957]

It is one of five regional commissions.

The ECA has 53 member states corresponding to the 53 member states of the United Nations that lie within the continent of Africa.

Programme

The Commission's work is structured into seven programme divisions:
*African Centre for Statistics
*Food Security & Sustainable Development
*Gender and Social development
*ICT and Science & Technology
*NEPAD & Regional Integration
*Trade, Finance & Economic Development
*Governance & Public Administration

Locations

* Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (headquarters)
* Yaoundé, Cameroon (Central African subregional headquarters)
* Kigali, Rwanda (East African subregional headquarters)
* Tangier, Morocco (North African subregional headquarters)
* Lusaka, Zambia (Southern African subregional headquarters)
* Niamey, Niger (West African subregional headquarters)

ee also

* United Nations System
* K. Y. Amoako

References

External links

* [http://www.uneca.org/ UN Economic Commission for Africa]


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