UN Africa Week 2013

Africa-NEPAD Week

NEPAD-Africa Week 2013

The African Union’s New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Agency, African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), Office of the UN Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA), the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Department of Public Information (DPI) are co-organising a series of activities to mark the “Africa Week” (15-19 October) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on the margins of the UN General Assembly Debate on Africa.

This year marks the 50th anniversary celebration of the formation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU). It is a little more than a decade since the formation of the African Union, which seeks to promote “an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in global arena”. Consequently, the Heads of State declared the year 2013 the Year of Pan-Africanism and the African Renaissance.

At this backdrop, the Africa Week at the UN General Assembly Debate is expected to facilitate and celebrate African narratives of past, present and future that will enthuse and energise the African population and use their constructive energy to accelerate a forward looking agenda of Pan-Africanism and renaissance in the 21st century.

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18 October (afternoon)

NEPAD Agency CEO Briefing to the African Group on “Africa Transformation Agenda” at the African Union Permanent Observer Mission to the United Nations

22 October (afternoon)

NEPAD Agency CEO Special Lecture on “How Africa will Renew the Concept of Leadership” addressing the Africa Caucus at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge

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23 October

(10:00-12:00): Briefing to the UN Member States: on UN Secretary-General’s two reports by OSAA; on “Promoting African Renaissance through Post-2015” by the NEPAD Agency CEO at Conference Room 6, NLB, UNHQ


Briefing by Mr. Maged Abdelaziz, Under Secretary-General and Special Advisor on Africa
Presentation by Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, NEPAD Chief Executive Officer
Presentation by Ambassador Fatuma N. Ndangiza, Deputy Chairperson of the APR Panel of Eminent Persons

(12:00-13:00): Press Conference on the Africa NEPAD Week overarching theme “Promoting Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance” at Dag Hammarskjöld Library Auditorium, UNHQ

Both events will be broadcast live via webcast and you can watch them on the links below:

24 October (10:00-13:00)

Dialogue with the Diaspora, NGOs, youth & women's groups, media & academia on “APRM@10: Perspectives on Transformative Governance and the African Union Vision 2063 Agenda” at ECOSOC Chamber, UNHQ

Paralel event 24 October (10:00-12:00): Roundtable Discussion on “Domestic Resources Mobilization in Africa” at UN Regional Offices in Secretariat Building Room 1524, UNHQ

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25 October (entire day)

General Debate on Africa at the United Nations General Assembly Hall, UNHQ

Presentations and Speeches

Capitalising on Resolution 67/294 to accelerate NEPAD implementation – Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki [DOWNLOAD]

News and Press releases

Press release – Support the African voice, NEPAD CEO [PDF]

News article – NEPAD at the World Food Prize event in Iowa [READ]

Press release – AU Diplomats at the UN hail NEPAD’s continued relevance to Africa’s development [READ]