Promotion of women entrepreneurship in Southern Africa
The global concern on the status of women dates as far back as 1946 when the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women was established to monitor the situation of women and to promote women’s status. Since then, a ...
An assessment of the structure, role and function of ARCC and how it may be strengthened
The Economic Commission for Africa has four technical subsidiary bodies as part of its Intergovernmental machinery, namely: United Nations Regional Cartographic Conference for Africa, which is convened every three years; ...
Situation of women in the east African sub-region : with specific focus on: participation of women in decision making economic empowerment of women for poverty reduction women's legal and human rights, a synthesis paper
The East African sub-region, like the rest of Africa, has severely affected by the economic decline and recession which characterised most of the 1980s and 1990s. Of the 12 countries which make up the East African sub-region ...
Coordination of the policies and activities of the specialized agencies and other bodies of the United Nation system : mainstreaming the gender perspective into all policies and programmes in the United Nations system
The present report responds to Economic and Social Council decision 1996/310, in which the Council decided to devote the coordination segment of its substantive session of 1997 to consideration of the cross-sectoral ...
Achieving good governance, Theme 2: the essential participation of women
The empowerment and autonomy of women and the improvement of their social, economic and political status are essential factors in the achievement of both transparent and accountable government and administration, as well ...
Creating opportunities for Africa's new generation : theme 4
In spite of concerted efforts over the past three decades, to increase girls’ and boys’ access to schooling and to reduce the disparities between them, there still exists a considerable degree of bias against girls in the ...
Achieving women and the information age : a rare opportunity : theme 3
This is an opportune time and a crucial moment for women to have input and for stakeholders to be sensitized to the gender dimension of ICT policy. Policy must take into account the needs of women, as well as men, at all ...
Strategies for including a Gender Perspective in African Information and Communications Technologies(ICTs) Policy
African policy makers face many economic, social and political challenges as they seek to improve material living standards and quality of life, and undertake their task of transformation in a context of complexity, rapid ...
Accès de la femme rurale africaine à la technologie appropriée
Dans le cadre de son programme, le Centre Africain de recherche et de formation pour la femme (CAREF) de la Commission économique des Nations Unies pour l'Afrique a été chargé d'effectuer une étude technique sur l'accès ...
Developing African economies: the role of women
This paper focuses on the summary notes and guide questions for working group discussions. On the theme of developing African economies: The role of women.