"Although Africa is home to some of the world’s fastest growing economies [...] too many people are still being left behind. Let us work together to foster job creation and entrepreneurship throughout the continent as critical ways to build a more prosperous and sustainable future for all."
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Message for the International Day for Africa Industrialization
20 November 2013
Theme 2013: Job creation and entrepreneurship development: a means to accelerate industrialisation in Africa
Within the framework of the Second Industrial Development Decade for Africa (1991-2000), the UN General Assembly, in 1989, proclaimed 20 November Africa Industrialization Day (resolution 44/237). The Day is intended to mobilize the commitment of the international community to the industrialization of Africa.
This year’s Africa Industrialisation Day highlights the crucial role of job creation and entrepreneurship in eradicating poverty and will be observed in New York on 22 November 2013.