New Partnership for Africa’s Development – NEPAD

 
The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), an African Union strategic framework for pan-African socio-economic development

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The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) was adopted by African Heads of State and Government of the OAU in 2001 and was ratified by the African Union (AU) in 2002 to address Africa’s development problems within a new paradigm. NEPAD’s main objectives are to reduce poverty, put Africa on a sustainable development path, halt the marginalization of Africa, and empower women.

In 2008, Heads of State and Government, Ministers and representatives of Member States adopted a political declaration to address “Africa’s development needs: state of implementation of various commitments, challenges and the way forward” (General Assembly resolution 63/1). The declaration reaffirmed the commitment of Member States to addressing the development needs of Africa and requested the Secretary-General to submit to the General Assembly, at its sixtyfourth session, a comprehensive report with recommendations on the implementation of these commitments with a view to formulating a mechanism to review the full and timely implementation of all commitments related to Africa’s development.

The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), an African Union strategic framework for pan-African socio-economic development addresses critical challenges facing the continent: poverty, development and Africa’s marginalization internationally and provides unique opportunities for African countries to take full control of their development agenda, to work more closely together, and to cooperate more effectively with international partners;

NEPAD Manages a number of programmes and projects in six theme areas. These themes are:

  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Climate Change and Natural Resource Management
  • Regional Integration and Infrastructure
  • Human Development
  • Economic and Corporate Governance
  • Cross-cutting Issues, including Gender, Capacity Development and ICT

Latest General Assembly Report

New Partnership for Africa’s Development: Progress in implementation and international support – Biennial report on the review of the implementation of the commitments made towards Africa’s development, A/69/163
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Latest General Assembly Resolution

New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD): progress in implementation and international support
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