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UN General Assembly endorses the Addis Ababa Action Agenda

New York: The General Assembly [Monday] adopted a resolution endorsing the Addis Ababa Action Agenda of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, a “new global framework” that many said would strengthen cooperation in technology, infrastructure and social protections that were key to realizing inclusive sustainable development.

Olusegun Obasanjo: My Africa utopia

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former Nigerian president has predicted that by the year 2025, the whole of Africa will use a common currency called Afri. He forecasted this in his Op-Ed titled “My Africa utopia” written for Financial Times. Obasanjo is of the opinion that Africa’s economy will grow while that of China, Europe, North America stagnates.

Africa helping Africans in Ebola recovery and reconstruction: 14 lessons

Malabo: Ahead of the AU summit where leaders are expected to pledge more support to the Ebola response and recovery efforts, health and foreign affairs ministers, discussed the immediate needs of the affected countries. Countries shared experiences and lessons learnt in health systems strengthening and financing in the context of the Ebola fight.

Africa: Sendai Framework starts moving

Yaounde: International moves to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction got underway today, with African countries leading the way. Four dozen African countries gathered in the Cameroonian capital Yaoundé for three days of talks, along with the African Union, Africa’s Regional Economic Communities and a host of other international organizations.

Regional organisations/platforms missing link between Post-2015 Agenda and countries

Addis Ababa: “Most of Africa’s development challenges do not have optimum national solutions, but regional solutions,” CEO of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Agency, Dr Ibrahim Mayaki, noted during a side-event on Monday at the Third Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The event was organised by the NEPAD Agency, Government of Bangladesh, UN Development Programme (UNDP) and held under the auspices of the Africa Platform for Development Effectiveness (APDev).

Harnessing innovative financing for nutrition in Africa

Addis Ababa: The African Union Commission in collaboration with the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), held a high level advocacy side event to advocate for increased investment in nutrition in order to “end all forms of malnutrition” as articulated in the post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The event was held on the margins of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, which aimed at securing appropriate global action

Positioning Africa in the Financing for Development Conference

Addis Ababa: African Union Commission welcomes the holding of the upcoming Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3), to take place from 13-16 July 2015, here in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and is convinced that its Member States will actively participate and promote the interest of Africa as a whole in line with its development framework as articulated in “Africa’s Agenda 2063”. The FfD3 Conference is organised by the United Nations, and hosted by the Government of Ethiopia; the first time in Africa.

The future of disaster risk reduction and resilience in Africa

Addis Ababa: Africa is confronted by a range of natural and human-induced hazards and associated risks and disasters. Poverty, climate change, livelihood insecurity, and unplanned urbanization are among the drivers of risk influencing the level of resilience of people, communities, countries, and assets and amplifying the impacts of disasters on the continent. Despite global and regional efforts to address disasters and disaster risks, the human and economic costs of disasters have been increasing.

Domesticate Agenda 2063, CS Amina urges African countries

Sandton: Cabinet Secretary Amb. Amina Mohamed Wednesday joined other African Foreign Ministers in calling for the domestication of Africa’s Agenda 2063. Agenda 2063 in Africa’s development print for the next fifty years and aims to achieve an integrated, united and borderless Africa, which speaks in one voice and permits the free movement of goods, capital, services and people.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: African nations risk missing opportunity to build on progress

For 15 years, a global partnership for development finance has delivered remarkable results in Africa – but right now that partnership is in peril. With G7 and African leaders meeting in Schloss Elmau and Johannesburg we must seize this rare chance to implement an urgent remedy.

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