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United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
ECA Headquarters, Addis Ababa
Map showing United Nations Economic Commission for Africa members
Org type Primary Organ - Regional Branch
Acronyms ECA
Head Executive Secretary of ECA
Carlos Lopes (2012- )[1]
Status Active
Established 1958
Headquarters Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Website ECA Website
Parent org ECOSOC

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)[2] following a recommendation of the United Nations General Assembly.[3]

It is one of five regional commissions.

The ECA has 53 member states corresponding to the 53 member states of the United Nations that lie within the continent of Africa.


The Commission's work is structured into seven programme divisions:

  • African Centre for Statistics
  • Food Security & Sustainable Development
  • Gender and Social development
  • ICT and Science & Technology
  • Economic Development & NEPAD
  • Regional integration, Infrastructure and Trade
  • Governance & Public Administration


See also

Africa portal


External links

  • UN Economic Commission for Africa

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