31st session of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts of Central Africa
Developing the Forest Industry for the Structural Transformation of the Economies of Central Africa
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 to Friday, March 6, 2015
Brazzaville, Congo

Organised in partnership with the Government of the Republic of Congo, through its Ministry of Economy, Finance, Planning, Public Investment and Integration, the main objective of this thirty-first session of the ICE is to discuss issues of economic and social development in Central Africa and to deepen reflection on the contribution of the forest industry to the structural transformation of the economies of the sub-region. As such, it will examine to what extent the development of the forest industry can impinge on: reallocating resources from less productive sectors and activities more productive ones; increasing the relative contribution of manufacturing to GDP; redeploying economic activity from rural areas to urban areas; and ensuring the take-off the of an industrial economy and modern services. 

It should be recalled that e Intergovernmental Committee of Experts (ICE) is the supervisory body of the Sub Regional Office for Central Africa of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA / SRO-CA).



News Release: English / Français

Concept Note: FR / ESPOR


Issues Paper: Developing the Forest Industry for the Structural Transformation of the Economies of Central Africa

Central African sub-regional anc country profiles 

Statutory Reports: On the Activities of ECA in Central Africa in 2014 / On MDGs and the post-2015 development agenda / On the Central Afican Transport Master Plan  

Report on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa (ENGLISH)

Speech 1) Minister Delegate in Charge of Planning and Integration, Congo

Speech 2) Resident Coordinator of the UN System in Congo 

Speech 3) Director, Sub-regional Office for Central Africa, ECA

Speech 4) Outgoing President of the ICE and Head of the Chadian Delegation 

Meeting's Concluding Report

Media Round-up