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Date of publication: 
September 2005
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
uneca:10855/5315
Pages: 
72

This two-part paper attempts to address some of the questions that are specifically related to the environmental dimensions of sustainable development. Part 1 of the paper, which focuses on the sub-theme "Reflections on Sustainable Development in Africa", addresses the following three main questions: (a) What is sustainable development and its relevance to Africa?; (b) What role has regional and international cooperation played in assisting African countries to move towards environmental sustainability?; and (c) Does the current status of the major ecological systems associated with economic growth in Africa reflect a hopeful sign of greater integration of environmental sustainability into the development process? Part 2 of the paper focuses on the sub-theme "Outlook for Environmental Sustainability". It specifically covers the following questions: What choices will Africa face in future in terms of sustainable development and trends in demand and supply of economically important natural products from Africa? How can Africa move closer to the path of sustainable development?

Authors and Publishers

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 
Acquay, Herbert K. United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
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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.

Made up of 54 member States, and playing a dual role as a regional arm of the UN and as a key component of the African institutional landscape, ECA is well positioned to make unique contributions to address the Continent’s development challenges.

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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.

Made up of 54 member States, and playing a dual role as a regional arm of the UN and as a key component of the African institutional landscape, ECA is well positioned to make unique contributions to address the Continent’s development challenges.

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