Draft report : Eighteenth meeting of the Technical Preparatory Committee of the Whole (TEPCOW)
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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The eighteenth meeting of the Technical Preparatory Committee of the Whole (TEPCOW) was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia under the theme of this year's annual session "Accelerating Trade and Investment in Africa". investment and trade held the key to accelerating development, ensuring rapid progress towards the elimination of abject poverty, raising average household incomes and sustaining a higher rate of economic growth for the continent. It was for those reasons that the theme of the current conference had been chosen. its hoped that, through in-depth discussion and a sharing of experiences and best practices both TEPCOW and the Conference of Ministers would establish a common policy platform to serve as the basis for more successful efforts to attract investors and expand exports.