African Civil Society is calling on Governments at this 14th session of UNCTAD to rise up to the fundamental challenge of equitable development in and for Africa within the global order. ‘UNCTAD’s foundational vision is as critical today as 50 years ago. The specific developmental challenges which UNCTAD sought to address are still here with us, and in the case of Africa have become more acute’ the statement stated. Hence the conference must provide UNCTAD with the necessary space and means to articulate the policy requirements of Africa’s structural economic transformation and work in support of their realization.
African Civil Society Organisations are invited to endorse the statement and also, feel free to circulate it to other civil society groups and encourage them to sign on to it too. A Google page has been created for the purposes of sign-on to the statement. Find the link to the the text in both English and French is http://bit.ly/