Statutory and organizational issues
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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This paper examines the Conference of African Ministers responsible for Economic and Social Development and Planning in keeping with its mandate to establish liaison with appropriate inter-governmental organizations in Africa through the adoption of Resolution 826 (XXXII) of 8 May 1997, through which the ministers structured the Economic commission for Africa's (ECA) policy organs created the Committee on Human Development and Civil Society (CHDCS). The Committee's mission is to help strengthen the civil society and human development. It enables ECA to draw on opinions of experts in the public and private sectors and civil society in its operations. It serves as a forum for reviewing specific issues related to human and social development as well as popular participation and the role of civil society.