THE AFRICAN UNION
EXTRA-ORDINARY SUMMIT ON
EMPLOYMENT AND POVERTY ALLEVIATION IN AFRICA
OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO
3 – 9 SEPTEMBER, 2004

 

 
SPEECHES
 
DECLARATION ON EMPLOYMENT AND POVERTY ALLEVIATION IN AFRICA
 
PLAN OF ACTION FOR PROMOTION OF EMPLOYMENT AND POVERTY ALLEVIATION
 
FOLLOW-UP MECHANISM FOR IMPLEMENTATION, MONITORING AND EVALUATION
 
CONCEPT NOTE

General information / Summit logistics / Acreditation

 
CONTACTS
 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 


EXTRA-ORDINARY SUMMIT OF THE AFRICAN UNION ON EMPLOYMENT AND POVERTY ALLEVIATION OPENS IN OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO

The Extra-Ordinary Session of the African Union on Employment and Poverty Alleviation in Africa opened at the level of Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) and Experts on Friday, 3 September 2004 at the Ouaga 2000 Conference Centre.

The Burkina Minister of State for External Affairs and Regional Co-operation, Hon. Youssoufou Ouédraogo declared the session open and underscored the importance of the meeting as a platform for consultation and exchange of views on how to develop socio-political and economic mechanisms to tackle the challenges posed by unemployment and the scourge of poverty.

The meeting is scheduled to consider, among other things, the Background Document, a Draft Declaration, a Draft Plan of Action and a Draft Follow-up Mechanism for Monitoring and Evaluation as part of the Agenda during its Work Programme.

The meeting will also take a global look on how to empower people, open opportunities and create social protection and security for workers through building a people-oriented environment for development and national growth based on resources mobilization for implementation of adopted plans of action.

The session was chaired by the Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the African Union, H.E. Olusegun Akinsanya, whose country at present holds the current Chairmanship of the African Union.

The outcome of the Social Partners Forum which is being held in parallel to the Permanent Representatives’ Committee (PRC) will also be considered as it is expected to provide an opportunity for the Social Partners to contribute to the Summit.


OUAGADOUGOU, SEPTEMBER 4, 2004


 



 

SUMMIT   WEBSITE OF THE HOST GOVERNMENT:
www.sommetua-ouaga.gov.bf

 
 

AFRICAN SOCIAL PARTNERS' FORUM (Ouagadougou, Burkina Paso, 3rd-4th September 2004)

 

 
25 AUGUST 2004

MEDIA STATEMENT BY ADV. BIENCE GAWANAS, COMMISSIONER FOR SOCIAL AFFAIRS, TO THE PRESS CONFERENCE, 25 AUGUST 2004
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DOCUMENTATION

The documentation for the Summit include concise, measurable and realistic actions to be taken at national, regional, continental and international levels, within a given timeframe:

Background Paper

 

Background Document to provide an overview on the Extraordinary summit;

  • Report of the Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization;
  • A Declaration of Heads of State and Government with concise commitments;
  • A Plan of Action with clear roles for all stakeholders;
  • A Monitoring, Evaluation and Follow-up Mechanism at National, Regional and Continental levels which will ensure effective implementation.

Resource documents include:

  • The outcome of the Special Session on the preparation of the Extraordinary Summit during the 10th African Regional ILO Meeting held in December 2003;
  • Recommendations and Communiqué of the Special Session of some Heads of State in April 2004;
  • The UN Issue Paper with contributions from various UN Agencies under the coordination of the ILO;
  • The Contribution of Social Partners to the Summit;
  • The Constitutive Act of the African Union.