Report of the first meeting of the conference of African Ministers responsible for human development
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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The Conference of African Ministers Responsible for Human Development was established in compliance with Resolution 757(XXVil!) of 5 May 1993 by the UN ECA Conference of African Ministers Responsible for Economic Development and Planning, which called for the restructuring of the intergovernmental machinery of the Commission with a view to enabling it to address the emerging challenges and priorities of the region more effectively. The broad mandate of the conference is to address issues related to sustained development and transformation through the effective implementation of human-centred development strategies and programmes; to assist member States to develop and to harmonize their policies and programmes in the area of human development and related fields such as human resources, social affairs and rehabilitation and humanitarian affairs, popular participation, etc. and to monitor developments in these fields; to encourage the integration of the human dimension into development policies, plans and programmes at both the macro-economic and sectoral levels; and to encourage the establishment of appropriate mechanisms at the national, sub regional and regional levels to ensure human development through democratization and popular participation.