African Centre for Statistics
Monrovia, Liberia, 05 February 2013 (ECA) - The UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has made an urgent appeal to members of the UN-mandated High Level Panel of Eminent Personalities on the post-2015 Development Agenda to ensure that any development framework that eventually replaces the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) pays due attention to the availability and use of viable data.
ECA Update: Addis Ababa, 11 March 2013 (ECA) – The Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Mr. Carlos Lopes, has called on authorities in Niger, Algeria, and Morocco to support the reforms being initiated by the organization as they are aimed at supporting a coherent strategic transformation of Africa by the year 2063.
Yaoundé, 29 April 2013 (ECA) — The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) jointly with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the International Labor Organizations (ILO) is organizing a technical meeting on informal sector statistics from 29 April to 3 May 2013 in Yaoundé, Cameroon. The purpose of the meeting is to review and exchange experience and practice within and outside of the region and to identify the most appropriate methods and procedures for the countries to apply in their work plans on this continent.
Addis Ababa, 15 April 2013 (ECA) — At the March 2013 Conference of African ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development that was held in Abidjan, African Ministers requested the Economic Commission for Africa, the African Development Bank and the African Union Commission to set up a Working Group that would come up with indicators aimed at following up on progress made in reaching the post 2015 development agenda in line with the Africa Common Position.
in Parallel with:
Inaugural Africa Meeting of the Global Geospatial Information Management (GGIM-Africa)
Theme: “Making Statistics and maps count”
Every year, on 18 November, African countries celebrates the African Statistics Day (ASD) with the objective of raising public awareness about the importance of statistics in economic and social development.
At the dawn of the third millennium, the member States of the United Nations Organization signed the Millennium Declaration which was the common platform of priorities to address the various dimensions of poverty in particular hunger, unemployment, disease and lack of housing as well as gender inequality and environmental degradation.