Setting up a UN gender cluster in support of NEPAD : concept note
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa. African Centre for Gender and Development;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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The mandate of ECA to promote the economic and social development of African countries through international cooperation must be continuously shaped by continental priorities, especially AU orientations and the articulation of the NEPAD framework. The AU aims, among other things, to accelerate the political and socio-economic integration of the continent, promote and defend African common positions and establish the necessary conditions to enable the continent play its rightful role in the global economy. In addition, the main objectives of NEPAD are to eradicate poverty; place African countries on the path of growth and sustainable development; halt the marginalization of Africa in the globalization process; enhance its full and beneficial integration into the global economy; and accelerate the empowerment of women.