Background

CEB considered this item in the light of the update provided by the Deputy Secretary-General on the implementation of NEPAD and the discussions at the High-level Committee on Programmes (HLCP).

Action

CEB reiterated that NEPAD deserves the full and continuing support of the international community and provides an appropriate framework for the United Nations system with respect to maximizing the effectiveness and impact of its contribution to the sustainable development of Africa. It urged organizations of the system to maintain their current engagement in Africa, while responding to specific requests for support in advancing the implementation of NEPAD. It also called on CEB members to continue to consult and coordinate with the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) as the system’s key interlocutor on NEPAD. CEB requested HLCP to maintain NEPAD in its agenda and to keep its implementation under review.