Report on an advisory mission to Djibouti to draw up terms of reference for the review of IGAD
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)Abalu, G.I.;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa. Multidisciplinary Regional Advisory Group;
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The Intergovernmental Authority on Drought and Development (IGADD) is the main regional organization in the Horn of Africa comprising Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda. It was established in January 1986 in response to the on set of the serious drought of 1974 in the sub region and following a call by the United Nations General Assembly for East African States to take the appropriate measures at the national and regional levels to combat drought and desertification and for the international community to provide the necessary assistance and support to the efforts of the countries of the sub region. Since its establishment, the authority has developed into the main body for addressing the issues of drought, desertification and development in the sub region as well as an important forum, comprising decision makers at the highest level, for addressing critical political, social and economic issues of interest to the countries of the sub-region.