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United Nations to host Africa Week – NEPAD

Chief Executive Officer of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Nigeria, Princess Gloria Akobundu, will today join other distinguished African and world leaders to attend this year’s Africa Week, slated for the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

A statement issued yesterday by the Special Adviser Media and Publicity to the chief executive officer NEPAD Nigeria, Nkem Anyata-Lafia, indicated that the NEPAD boss was expected to participate in  events lined up for the programme and to “contribute to discussions, aimed at reinforcing the vision of a prosperous African continent, where different national economies of the continent are seamlessly integrated and the economic and social participation of all citizens is guaranteed and promoted.”

It added that the event “is an initiative of the United Nations Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA) in partnership with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the Department of Public Information (DPI), the Office of the Permanent Observer of the African Union (AU) to the United Nations, New York, the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency as well as the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM).”

“The Africa Week is organised each year by the United Nations System Agencies. This year’s event has the theme: ‘‘Supporting an Integrated, Prosperous, People-Centred and Peaceful Africa: Towards the Implementation of Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” the statement read in part.

About By Saminu Ibrahim, Abuja

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