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NEPAD side events at the Third International Financing for Development conference

Five side events were organised by NEPAD during the Third International Financing for Development conference, held in Addis Ababa in July 2015.  They were:   

Africa’s collective input to the 2015 Meeting of the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

The Economic Commission for Africa jointly with the African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) in collaboration with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) convened the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development from 17 to 18 June, 2015. The Forum brought together high-level representatives of African member states together with all relevant stakeholders.

Africa consultation towards the third international conference of Financing for Development: Chair’s summary

Introduction: The Resolution 68/279, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on June 30 2014, “calls upon the regional commissions, with the support of regional development banks and other relevant entities, to hold regional consultations, as appropriate, the outcome of which could serve as input to the preparations for the third International Conference on Financing for Development”.

Common African Position on Humanitarian Effectiveness: Southern African consultation

The African Union Commission has started regional consultations with AU Member States to develop the African Humanitarian Common Position. The first meeting took place for the Southern Africa region in Midrand, South Africa from 27-29 May 2015. The objective of the three days consultation meeting was to stimulate discussion among Member States on the emerging issues concerning the global humanitarian landscape, as well as identify issues specific to their region that can be highlighted in the Common African Position which aims at reforming and strengthen the humanitarian system.

The Common African Position on the UN Review of Peace Operations

Article 52(1), Chapter VIII, of the UN Charter provides for the “existence of regional arrangements or agencies for dealing with such matters relating to the maintenance of international peace and security as are appropriate for regional action, provided that such arrangements or agencies and their activities are consistent with the purposes and principles of the United Nations.” The Charter encourages regional institutions to give priority to finding peaceful solutions to conflicts. However, the Charter reserves for the UN Security Council (UNSC) the right to authorize enforcement action.

Draft African Union strategy on climate change

The African Union has played a key role in ensuring that Africa takes a united stand in global negotiations and evolving mechanisms. The African Group of Negotiators in the UNFCCC processes, inputs from relevant STCs, the work of the CAHOSCC and AMCEN have all been brought into a coherent AU framework. The African Heads of State and Government, having appreciated the gravity of the climate change challenge unfolding in the continent, made a number of seminal decisions to help Member States deal effectively, efficiently and equitably with the risks posed by climate change.

African Data Consensus

At their 23rd Ordinary Session of the African Union held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea in June 2014, African Heads of State requested ECA, AUC, AfDB and UNDP to organize a High Level Conference to discuss the data revolution in Africa and its implications for African Union’s Agenda 2063 and the post‐2015 development agenda. The High Level Conference on Data Revolution was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 27 to 29 March 2015, culminating in this Africa Data Consensus.

AGENDA 2063: The Africa we want

We, the people of Africa and her Diaspora, united in diversity, young and old, men and women, girls and boys from all walks of life, deeply conscious of history, express our deep appreciation to all generations of Pan-Africanists. In particular, to the founders of the Organisation of African Unity for having bequeathed us an Africa with exemplary successes in the fight against slavery, colonialism and apartheid.

Cairo Declaration: Managing Africa’s natural capital for sustainable development and poverty eradication

We, African ministers of the environment, having met in Cairo from 4 to 6 March 2015 at the fifteenth session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment,

Recognizing the commendable role that the Conference has played in the 30 years since its establishment in Cairo in 1985, especially in facilitating consensus-building and enhancing Africa’s effective participation in global and regional dialogue and action for the achievement of the continent’s environmental and sustainable development interests,


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