The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) was established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN) in 1958 as one of the UN's five regional commissions. ECA's mandate is to promote the economic and social development of its member States, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa's development.
Work on Gender Equality
ECA have a programme called African Center for Gender and Development (ACGD). The overall objective of the ACGD is to inform and influence the content as well as the direction of economic and social development within Africa, with a view to making them more gender- responsive.
Taking into consideration the commitments of the African Ministers meeting to gender equality , equity and women's empowerment at the Seventh Regional Conference on Women( Beijing +10) held in October 2004, as well as similar commitments stated in regional and international policy frameworks and instruments (mainly the Millennium Declaration and the MDGs, NEPAD, the Protocol to the African Charter on Human an People's Rights on the Rights of Women, the Solemn Declaration of African Heads of State and Government on Gender Equality in Africa, etc), ACGD is further focusing its mission on the following activities:
For more information, please visit the official ECA website.