UN: UN, AU, African govts to foster partnerships for continental growth

New York, US (PANA) - The UN will next week hold a four-day conference in New York to foster partnerships between the UN and the African Union (AU), and with African governments to enhance sustainable development, good governance, peace and stability in Africa.

PANA in New York reports that the conference tagged: "Africa Week 2016" from 10-14 October will be held under the auspices of the UN Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA).

An information note issued at the UN headquarters on Monday said that the event, with the theme: "Strengthening Partnerships for Inclusive Sustainable Development, Good Governance, Peace and Stability in Africa", will take stock of the first year of implementation of both the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the African Union’s Agenda 2063.

It stated: "The two agendas underscore the criticality and importance of partnerships and synergies at all levels and across all sectors for the realization of all aspirations, goals, priority actions and targets."

Participants of the event will include UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, President of the UN General Assembly, Mr. Peter Thomson, the Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Mr. Erastus Mwencha, the UN Special Adviser on Africa, Mr. Maged Abdelaziz, and other senior UN officials.

The UN Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA) was officially established on 1 March 2003, in line with UN General Assembly Resolution of 4 November 2002 and became operational on 1 May 2003.

OSAA is mandated to enhance international support for Africa's development and security through its advocacy and analytical work, assist the UN Secretary-General in improving coherence and coordination of the UN system support to Africa, and facilitate inter-governmental deliberations on Africa at the global level, in particular relating to the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD).
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03 october 2016 17:55:45

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