20th meeting of the conference of ministers opens in Africa hall
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa.;
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20th meeting of the conference of Ministers opens in Africa Hall. The annual Ministerial conference of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) has attracted more than four hundred delegates from within Africa and the rest of the world to hear a message from Boutros Boutros-Ghali, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General, that African socio economic development is by no means a lost cause. The message coincides with the 35th anniversary of UNECA which is being celebrated under the banner of “Building critical capacities in Africa for accelerated growth and development”. The UNECA programme as indicated by the theme of the conference is on building capacities. The institutions which make and implement strategic policy decisions that influence the allocation of resources must be created and/or strengthened. Effective institutions are needed to regulate and stabilize socio economic process.