ECA Executive Secretary to hold next quarterly briefing of Ambassadors in Addis Ababa
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, June 21, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The next, quarterly briefing of the Ambassadors resident in Ethiopia will be held on 25 June 2013 at the UN Conference Centre in Addis Ababa. The meeting will take place in accordance with Mr. Carlos Lopes’ commitment upon his arrival in 2012, to hold scheduled briefings on the activities of the Economic Commission for Africa. The forum also serves as an important gathering for the exchange of views on topical developments impacting on the Continent.
With the process of ECA’s repositioning now well underway, the Executive Secretary will brief the Ambassadors on a number of important developments, including key events undertaken by the Commission; as well as new knowledge generated in the past 3 months for purposes of enhancing policy on key emerging issues.
Mr. Lopes will also inform the Ambassadors about areas of consensus building achieved or in progress that are aimed at consolidating Africa’s position and place in regional and global debates.
ECA’s efforts relating to providing technical assistance to its member States and enhancing its partnerships; as well as activities implemented at the sub-regional level will be on the table. Information on a number of upcoming key activities will be shared.
A highlight of the Briefing will be feedback on the retreat of the African Group held in New York in April; as well as developments on the Post-2015 Agenda.
Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)