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1 1 Follow-up to Rio+20 in Africa ECA Perspective Annual dialogue of Executive Secretaries with the Second Committee Abdalla Hamdok, Deputy Executive Secretary, UNECA ECOSOC Chamber 6 November 2012

2 2 Outline Africa Preparations for Rio-20Africa Preparations for Rio-20 Follow up to Rio+20 in AfricaFollow up to Rio+20 in Africa Focus on Africa RIMFocus on Africa RIM Proposed Role of ECAProposed Role of ECA The Regional Coordination MechanismThe Regional Coordination Mechanism Next StepsNext Steps

3 3 Africas preparations for Rio+20 Africa regional preparations were spearheaded by ECA jointly with the AUC and AfDB, in partnership with RECs, UNEP, and UNDP Objectives: Support African countries to collectively articulate their concerns and priorities at the Conference Support African countries to collectively articulate their concerns and priorities at the Conference Ensure these priorities are adequately reflected in the Conference outcomes Ensure these priorities are adequately reflected in the Conference outcomes Strengthen regional consultative mechanism to support implementation of Conference outcomes Strengthen regional consultative mechanism to support implementation of Conference outcomes Africa Consensus Statement / Common Position to Rio+20 posted on Website:

4 4 Follow up to Rio+20 in Africa Africa-RIM for CSD-20 (19 to 21 November) will focus on follow up to Rio+20 outcomeAfrica-RIM for CSD-20 (19 to 21 November) will focus on follow up to Rio+20 outcome Invited participants include stakeholders from all dimensions of SD, major groups, regional and sub-regional organizationsInvited participants include stakeholders from all dimensions of SD, major groups, regional and sub-regional organizations Analysis by ECA of the implications of the Rio+20 outcomes for Africa will feed to the RIMAnalysis by ECA of the implications of the Rio+20 outcomes for Africa will feed to the RIM The Report responds to Rio+20 related mandatesThe Report responds to Rio+20 related mandates

5 5 Focus of Africa-RIM The RIM will focus on issues tabled for CSD-20: High Level Political Forum on Sustainable DevelopmentHigh Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Sustainable Development GoalsSustainable Development Goals Means of implementationMeans of implementation Third International Conference on SIDSThird International Conference on SIDS A Programme on measures to complement Gross Domestic ProductA Programme on measures to complement Gross Domestic Product Green Economy (Inclusive Green Growth)Green Economy (Inclusive Green Growth) Thematic areas and cross-sectoral issuesThematic areas and cross-sectoral issues Africa-RIM Outcome Document will feed into the CSD-20 and GA Processes on Rio+20 And chart the way forward for the regionAfrica-RIM Outcome Document will feed into the CSD-20 and GA Processes on Rio+20 And chart the way forward for the region

6 6 Proposed role of ECA… On the High Level Political Forum: Lead regional consultative process, with AUC and AfDBLead regional consultative process, with AUC and AfDB Follow a principle of subsidiarity – RCs and RIMsFollow a principle of subsidiarity – RCs and RIMs Promot a balanced integration of sustainable development dimensionsPromot a balanced integration of sustainable development dimensions On Sustainable Development Goals Build on the Post-2015 Development Agenda consultations in Africa, spearhead by ECA jointly with AUC, AfDB, and UNDPBuild on the Post-2015 Development Agenda consultations in Africa, spearhead by ECA jointly with AUC, AfDB, and UNDP Promote the convergence of the two processes – efficiency, effectivenessPromote the convergence of the two processes – efficiency, effectiveness Sustainable Development Report on Africa as regional chapter of the proposed Global Sustainable Development ReportSustainable Development Report on Africa as regional chapter of the proposed Global Sustainable Development Report

7 7 …Proposed role of ECA On Green Economy Adopt a step-wise approach – inclusive green growthAdopt a step-wise approach – inclusive green growth Case studies, good practices lessons learnt to inform policy choicesCase studies, good practices lessons learnt to inform policy choices Fifth Sustainable Development Report on Africa focuses on achieving sustainable development through inclusive green growthFifth Sustainable Development Report on Africa focuses on achieving sustainable development through inclusive green growth On Third Conference on SIDS ECA to support African SIDS to effectively prepare for the conferenceECA to support African SIDS to effectively prepare for the conference On Programme of work on measures to complement GDP Statistical Commission for Africa to provide platform to discuss and inform Africas position – 2014 next sessionStatistical Commission for Africa to provide platform to discuss and inform Africas position – 2014 next session ECA with regional partners to provide required support (effective engagement in global process)ECA with regional partners to provide required support (effective engagement in global process)

8 8 …Proposed role of ECA… On Means of Implementation Finance: ECA, with AUC and AfDB, to carry out a comprehensive assessment of the financing requirements and provide a platform for broad-based consultationsFinance: ECA, with AUC and AfDB, to carry out a comprehensive assessment of the financing requirements and provide a platform for broad-based consultations Technology: ECA and partners to assess mechanisms for technology transfer to the regionTechnology: ECA and partners to assess mechanisms for technology transfer to the region Capacity development: ECA and partners to support the revision of the AU-NEPAD Capacity Development Strategic Framework, informed by regional priorities and Rio+20Capacity development: ECA and partners to support the revision of the AU-NEPAD Capacity Development Strategic Framework, informed by regional priorities and Rio+20 On Voluntary commitments Serve as a broker between UNDESA, committing organisations, and African member StatesServe as a broker between UNDESA, committing organisations, and African member States Advocate for inclusions of countries not yet targetedAdvocate for inclusions of countries not yet targeted Promote platforms to share experiences and foster knowledgePromote platforms to share experiences and foster knowledge

9 9 …Proposed role of ECA On Thematic and Cross-sectoral Issues Implementing the Rio+20 outcomes within the framework of existing regional, subregional and national frameworksImplementing the Rio+20 outcomes within the framework of existing regional, subregional and national frameworks Using AU initiatives and programmes such as NEPAD as key entry pointsUsing AU initiatives and programmes such as NEPAD as key entry points Ensuring coordinated and effective support to Africa by RCM-Africa, in implementing the outcomes of Rio+20Ensuring coordinated and effective support to Africa by RCM-Africa, in implementing the outcomes of Rio+20

10 10 The Africa Regional Coordination Mechanism RCM-Africa to provide platform to coordinate UN support for the implementation of Rio+20 outcomes in Africa Inter-cluster meeting (Sept. 2012) recommended integration of Rio+20 outcomes in the business plans of the RCM-Africa clusters 13th session of RCM-Africa – November 2012 to discuss inter alia, Rio+20 outcomes and integration modalities

11 11 Next steps Outcomes of RIM – Africas input to CSD-20 and relevant GA processes ECA wide consultation – integrating outcomes of Rio+20 into ECAs strategic framework and programme of work Decision on RIM outcomes at next AU Summit – January 2013 Further guidance from the Sixth Joint Meetings of the Joint AUC/ECA Conference of Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (March 2013)

12 12 Thank You for Your Kind Attention


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