Eradicating poverty in Africa (10 May 2017)

2017 Integration Segment: Making eradication of poverty an integral objective of all policies: what will it take?



10 May 2017
UNHQ New York

Organised by ECOSOC and OSAA

UN Photo/Albert González Farran

The Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA) is moderating a session on eradicating poverty in Africa, on 10 May 2017, from 10am to 1pm (NY local time), as part of the 2017 Integration Segment of ECOSOC.

The 2017 ECOSOC Integration Segment will serve as a platform for key stakeholders to identify and discuss opportunities and challenges in developing integrated approaches to tackle poverty in a sustained, inclusive and sustainable manner. The meeting will consider best practices, lessons learned and recommendations at the national, regional and international levels, with a view to extract policy recommendations to guide integrated policymaking for poverty eradication as an integral part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Its proceedings will be available for consideration by Member States in the 2017 ECOSOC High-level Segment and the 2017 High-level political forum under the auspices of ECOSOC, to take place in July 2017. Relevant policy recommendations may be reflected in the Ministerial Declaration as the main outcome document at the culmination of the ECOSOC cycle.

This session on eradicating poverty in Africa will address the particular opportunities and challenges of Africa and the variety of complex situations that confront the continent. The session will highlight efforts to adopt an integrated and holistic approach to poverty and sustainable development against a backdrop of economic growth, climate change impacts, political fragility and structural constraints. The panel will also address the alignment of the Agenda 2063 with the 2030 Agenda. Forward-looking measures will be presented and discussed.

ECOSOC Integration Segment

The 2017 Integration Segment of ECOSOC will be chaired by His Excellency Mr. Nabeel Munir, Vice-President of ECOSOC (Pakistan). The Segment will address the theme “Making eradication of poverty an integral objective of all policies: what will it take?”.

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