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Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)

Economic Commission for Africa (ECA or UNECA)

  • Established by E/RES/671 A (XXV) of 29 Apr. 1958
  • Commission meets annually
    • Since 2008 the annual session is part of the joint meetings of the African Union Conference of African Ministers of Economy and Finance and the ECA Conference of African Ministers of Finance Planning and Economic Development
  • Annual report
  • Flagship publications
    • African Statistical Yearbook
    • Economic Report on Africa
  • Institutional Knowledge Repository
  • Knowledge Services Section
  • Executive Secretaries
    • 2017- : Vera Songwe (Cameroon)
      • Press release SG/A/1721-BIO/4951-REC/264
    • 2012-2017: Carlos Lopes (Guinea-Bissau)
      • Press release SG/A/1338-AFR/2360-REC/248
    • 2005-2012: Abdoulie Janneh (Gambia)
      • Press release SG/A/941-BIO/3698 [2005]
    • 1995-2005: Kingsley Y. Amoako (Ghana)
      • Press release SG/A/600 [1995], press release BIO/2929-ECA/666 [1995]
    • 1992-1995: Layashi Yaker (Algeria)
      • Press release SG/A/502-ECA/657 [1992], ST/SGB/258
    • 1991-1992: Issa Diallo (Guinea) (Acting)
      • Press release SG/A/461-BIO/2570-ECA/651 [1991]
    • 1975-1991: Adebayo Adedeji (Nigeria)
      • Press release SG/A/165-BIO/1194-ECA/525 [1975]
    • 1962-1975: Robert K. A. Gardiner (Ghana) 
      • Press release SG/1126-ECA/55 [1962]
    • 1958-1962: Mekki Abbas (Sudan)
      • Press release SG/1126-ECA/55 [1962]