This guide brings data, information and knowledge sources produced by the ECA into one unique finding tool. The links to third party websites do not imply endorsement by the ECA.
Established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN) in 1958 as one of the UN's five regional commissions, made up of 54 member States, ECA's mandate is to promote the economic and social development of its member States, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa's development.
The ECA Knowledge Services Section plays a key role in the Commission’s knowledge management activities and significantly impact the quality of its knowledge products and services.
In its 50 years of existence, ECA has created and holds a vast quantity of information and knowledge in a variety of formats, including printed and electronic. The Institutional Repository represents the historical evidence of its actions and decisions.
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is the regional arm of the United Nations Secretariat in Africa. Established in 1958, it was the fourth such commission created in the aftermath of the destructions caused by the Second World War. The counterparts of ECA for Europe and Latin America were established in 1947; that for Asia and the Far East in 1948, and the fifth and last one, for Western Asia, was established in 1973.
To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, the Economic Commission for Africa, presents a look at the ECA documents that have made a mark on the Commission throughout its existence.
As the UN celebrates its 70th anniversary we highlight the iconic moments of our enduring commitment to peace, development and security.