The new African initiative: a merger of the millennium African renaissance partnership programme (MAP) and the omega plan
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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This New African Initiative is a pledge by African leaders, based on a common vision and a firm and shared conviction, that they have a pressing duty to eradicate poverty and to place their countries, both individually and collectively, on a path of sustainable growth and development, and at the same time to participate actively in the world economy and body politic. The Programme is anchored on the determination of Africans to extricate themselves and the continent from the malaise of underdevelopment and exclusion in a globalizing world. .The poverty and backwardness of Africa stand in stark contrast to the prosperity of thedeveloped world. The continued marginalisation of Africa from the globalisation process and the social exclusion of the vast majority of its peoples constitute a serious threat to global stability.