United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
ECA Headquarters, Addis Ababa
Map showing United Nations Economic Commission for Africa members`
|Type||Primary Organ - Regional Branch|
|Headquarters||Addis Ababa, Ethiopia|
|Executive Secretary of ECA
Vera Songwe (2017- )
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA or ECA) was established in 1958 by the United Nations Economic and Social Council to encourage economic cooperation among its member states (the nations of the African continent) following a recommendation of the United Nations General Assembly.
It is one of five regional commissions.
The Commission's work is structured into seven programme divisions:
- African Centre for Statistics
- Macroeconomic Policy
- Social development Policy
- Innovation and Technology
- Regional integration and Trade
- Capacity Development
- Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (headquarters, Africa Hall, opened 1961)
- Yaoundé, Cameroon (Central African subregional headquarters)
- Kigali, Rwanda (East African subregional headquarters)
- Rabat, Morocco (North African subregional headquarters)
- Lusaka, Zambia (Southern African subregional headquarters)
- Niamey, Niger (West African subregional headquarters)
|Vera Songwe||Cameroon||2017 - present|
|Carlos Lopes||Guinea-Bissau||2012 - 2016|
|Abdoulie Janneh||Gambia||2005 - 2012|
|K. Y. Amoako||Ghana||1995 - 2005|
|Layashi Yaker||Algeria||1992 - 1995|
|Issa Diallo||Guinea||1991 - 1992|
|Adebayo Adedeji||Nigeria||1975 - 1991|
|Robert K.A Gardiner||Ghana||1961 - 1975|
|Mekki Abbas||Sudan||1959 - 1961|
- United Nations System
- United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia overlaping membership
- "Executive Secretary Vera Songwe takes office, set to meet Ethiopian Prime Minister - United Nations Economic Commission for Africa". www.uneca.org.
- "Overview of the ECA". UNECA.
- United Nations General Assembly Session 12 Resolution 1155. Proposed Economic Commission for Africa A/RES/1155(XII) 26 November 1957. Retrieved 2008-08-26.
- Africa Hall, published by the Administration and Liaison Office, Addis Ababa (May 1963)