Global partnerships key to successful African Continental Free Trade Area

Global partnerships key to successful African Continental Free Trade Area

27 Sep 2018

On 26 September on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, heads of state, high-level representatives of governments, development financing institutions and UN agencies, together with representatives of the private sector, non-governmental organizations and academia, met today at UN Headquarters to discuss how inclusive and sustainable industrial development can support the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement. Read the press release about this event.

Short introductory video about the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa and African Continental Free Trade Area:

Is the African Continental Free Trade Agreement a game changer? At the SDG Media Zone at the 73rd session of United Nations General Assembly, Bience Gawanas, UN Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser on Africa; Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Trade and Development, and Li Yong, Director General of UNIDO, answer questions about the AfCFTA. Click here to watch.

More information about the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa here