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UN Africa Week 2013

Briefing by African Regional Economic Communities to UN Member States

African Regional Economic Communities (RECs) High-Level briefing to Member States of the United Nations: The role of Africa’s Regional Economic Communities in consolidating peace, security, governance and development in the context of Agenda 2063

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The African Regional Economic Communities (RECs) High-Level briefing aims at garnering inputs towards strengthening Agenda 2063 and identifying priorities areas where the UN can further enhance its support to RECs in the areas of peace, security, governance and development. The event is also providing a global platform for the RECs to discuss their respective roles in creating an enabling environment for the realization of the aspirations of Agenda 2063, and explore measures on how to further strengthen their collaboration with the African Union and United Nations.

Date: 1 October 2014

Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET

Sessions Overview

Session 1: Opening Ceremony

  • Keynote Remarks by H.E. Mr. Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations

Session 2: Remarks by Co-organizers

  • Remarks by Mr. Maged Abdelaziz, Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser on Africa, Mr. Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, Assistant Administrator and Director of UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa and H.E. Mr. Tete Antonio, Permanent Observer of the African Union to the United Nations will also make remarks

Session 3: Briefing by RECs

  • The Role of Africa’s Regional Economic Communities in consolidating peace, security, governance and development in the context of Agenda 2063

Session 4: Presentation by Special Representatives and Envoys of the Secretary-General

  • How the United Nations system can further enhance support to the RECs in consolidating peace, security, governance and development in Africa