2020 programme plan and budget:Note by the secretariat
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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The Economic Commission for Africa is responsible for promoting the economic and social development of its member states, fostering intra-regional integration, and promoting international cooperation for Africa's development. Through its work to promote Africa’s social and economic development, ECA will support African member states to create more prosperous and inclusive societies where most citizens are free from want and deprivation. If African member states are to attain the desired outcomes contained in the 2030 agenda for sustainable development and the African Union's agenda 2063, integrated policy and capacity support focused on accelerating the structural transformation and diversification of its economies are imperative. In this context, ECA has a key role to play in providing dedicated regional platforms, undertaking cutting-edge policy research and provision of capacity support and policy advice at country level. The mandates of ECA guide the subprograms in producing respective deliverable, which contribute to the attainment of each subprogram’s objective. The objectives of the subprograms are aligned with the organization’s purpose to achieve international cooperation in solving international problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian character, and in promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion.