Commemoration of the sixtieth anniversary of the Economic Commission for Africa
Monday, December 17, 2018
United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia




On December 17, 2018, the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) will celebrate 60 years of promoting the economic and social development of Africa.

Established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN) in 1958 as one of the UN's five regional commissions, ECA has over the past 60 years, made notable landmark contributions to the development agenda in Africa and beyond and continues to have an important role to play going forward as new challenges emerge on the continent

In this regard, ECA has organised a series of events including a high-level panel discussion on “ECA - 60 years in step with African development”, an Awards ceremony of the contest on Innovation as an engine of growth and transformation, and the Launch of the booklet: “ECA – 60 years in step with African development”.

The celebration will be officially opened by Ms. Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of ECA, and will also feature remarks by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, His Excellency Moussa Faki Mahamat, and the President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Her Excellency Sahle-Work Zewde, among others.

Please join us in celebrating 60 years in step with Africa’s development.


Follow the hashtag: #ECAat60


Commemoration in Pictures


ECA@60 - Commemoration

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