Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Vera Songwe on Friday urged concerted efforts among UN agencies in supporting Africa’s endeavours towards stability and development.

The ECA chief made the urgent call during her recent meeting with heads of key United Nations agencies at the ECA headquarters in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa.

Songwe and other UN chiefs, among other things, discussed “how they can work better together in light of ongoing UN reforms.

He urged them to fully support the African Union’s quest for peace and sustainable development on the continent.

The ECA Executive Secretary also emphasised the importance of coordination and cooperation in issues connected to climate change, women empowerment, education, agriculture, technology, capacity development, the peace-security-development nexus, energy, and the African Continental Free Trade Agreement , among others.

Heads of various UN agencies also during the meeting underscored the importance of better coordination and collaboration, with particular emphasis given to supporting the AU Commission in its critical areas of engagement.

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