Africa poverty on decline, progress in basic education, reveals a new report on the MDGs
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Africa has made significant progress in poverty reduction, primary education, women’s empowerment and in its fight against HIV/AIDS, according to a new report to be released July 15 by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Union, African Development Bank and the UNDP. The report, Assessing Progress in Africa Towards the Millennium Development Goals 2012 states that Africa has made major strides in primary school enrolment, gender parity in primary education, the proportion of seats held by women in national parliaments and a marked decline in HIV/AIDS new infection rates. The report is the 8th in a series initiated in 2005 by ECA, in collaboration with the African Union Commission and other development partners.