United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

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United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
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AbbreviationECA
Formation1958;63 years ago (1958)
TypePrimary Organ - Regional Branch
Legal statusActive
Headquarters Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Head
Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa
Flag of Cameroon.svg Vera Songwe
Parent organization
United Nations Economic and Social Council
Website www.uneca.org
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Map showing the subregions of the ECA:

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North Africa
West Africa
Central Africa
Eastern Africa
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Map showing the subregions of the ECA:
  North Africa
  West Africa
  Central Africa
  Eastern Africa
  Southern Africa

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA or ECA; French: Commission économique pour l'Afrique, [1] CEA) was established in 1958 by the United Nations Economic and Social Council to encourage economic cooperation among its member states (the nations of the African continent) [2] following a recommendation of the United Nations General Assembly. [3]

Contents

It is one of five regional commissions.

The ECA has 54 member states, corresponding to the 54 member states of the United Nations that lie within the continent of Africa or in oceans nearby the continent.

Programme

The Commission's work is structured into seven programme divisions:

Locations

Member States

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Map showing the Member States of the ECA.

Executive Secretaries

The Commission's headquarters in Addis Ababa. African Hall Addis Abeba.jpg
The Commission's headquarters in Addis Ababa.
NameCountryYears
Vera Songwe Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon 2017–present
Carlos Lopes Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg  Guinea-Bissau 2012 - 2016
Abdoulie Janneh Flag of The Gambia.svg  Gambia 2005 - 2012
K. Y. Amoako Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 1995 - 2005
Layashi Yaker Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria 1992 - 1995
Issa Diallo Flag of Guinea.svg  Guinea 1991 - 1992
Adebayo Adedeji Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 1975 - 1991
Robert K. A. Gardiner Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 1961 - 1975
Mekki Abbas Flag of Sudan.svg  Sudan 1959 - 1961

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References

  1. "Commission économique pour l'Afrique". April 3, 2020.
  2. "Overview of the ECA". UNECA. Archived from the original on 2008-09-16. Retrieved 2008-08-26.
  3. United Nations General Assembly Session 12 Resolution1155. Proposed Economic Commission for AfricaA/RES/1155(XII) 26 November 1957. Retrieved 2008-08-26.
  4. Africa Hall, published by the Administration and Liaison Office, Addis Ababa (May 1963)