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02STATE218172 2002-11-01 16:38:00 UNCLASSIFIED Secretary of State
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UN PROGRAMS: WHAT WORKS; WHAT DOESN'T?

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R 011638Z NOV 02
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO USAID MISSIONS IN AFRICA
ALL AFRICAN DIPLOMATIC POSTS
					  UNCLAS STATE 218172 

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAID XA UNGA ECON
SUBJECT: UN PROGRAMS: WHAT WORKS; WHAT DOESN'T?



1. THIS IS AN ACTION REQUEST. SEE PARAGRAPH 3.



2. THE UNITED NATIONS (UN), IN ACCORDANCE WITH A RECENTLY
AGREED RESOLUTION (TEXT IN PARAGRAPH 4), WILL ORIENT ITS
SUPPORT FOR AFRICA AROUND THE THEMES AND PRIORITIES OF THE
NEW PARTNERSHIP FOR AFRICA'S DEVELOPMENT (NEPAD). THE
SECRETARY GENERAL IS UNDERTAKING A REVIEW OF ACTIVITIES IN
AFRICA AS PART OF AN EFFORT TO DECIDE WHAT STRUCTURE AND
MECHANISMS SHOULD BE IN PLACE FOR THE UN TO COORDINATE ITS
ACTIVITIES IN SUPPORT OF NEPAD. AS THE SYG CONDUCTS HIS
REVIEW, WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE VIEWS AND WOULD
LIKE INPUT FROM THE FIELD FROM THOSE WHO HAVE DIRECT
EXPERIENCE WITH UN ACTIVITIES. A COPY OF THE NEPAD
FRAMEWORK CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.NEPAD.ORG



3. ACTION REQUEST: POSTS AND USAID MISSIONS ARE REQUESTED
TO PROVIDE VIEWS, BASED ON THEIR EXPERIENCES AND
OBSERVATIONS, OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE UN'S ACTIVITIES IN
SUPPORT OF DEVELOPMENT (NOT HUMANITARIAN RELIEF) IN THE HOST
COUNTRY, INCLUDING UNDP, UNICEF, UNEP, UNESCO, UNCTAD, FAO,
UNECA, WHO. THIS ACTION REQUEST IS VOLUNTARY FOR SEP POSTS
BUT ANY RESPONSE WOULD BE MOST APPRECIATED. POST AND USAID
MISSIONS ARE NOT BEING ASKED TO UNDERTAKE ADDITIONAL RESEARCH
OR SURVEYS BUT TO CONVEY THEIR IMPRESSIONS OF THE STRENGTHS
AND WEAKNESSES, AND REASONS FOR THEM, OF PROGRAMS THEY ARE
FAMILIAR WITH ALREADY. IF POSTS AND USAID MISSIONS HAVE
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR AREAS AND ACTIVITIES ON WHICH THE UN
SHOULD FOCUS ITS EFFORTS BASED ON COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGE AND
TRACK RECORD, WE WOULD BE INTERESTED IN THEM. PLEASE PROVIDE
INPUT BY NOVEMBER 15 AND SLUG REPLIES FOR AF/EPS DRIANO AND
IO/EDA WINNICK.



4. TEXT OF UN RESOLUTION ON SUPPORT FOR NEPAD

RESOLUTION ON THE FINAL REVIEW AND APPRAISAL OF UN-NADAF AND
SUPPORT FOR THE NEW PARTNERSHIP FOR AFRICA,S DEVELOPMENT

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY,

RECALLING ITS RESOLUTION 46/151 OF 18 DECEMBER 1991, THE
ANNEX TO WHICH CONTAINS THE UNITED NATIONS NEW AGENDA FOR THE
DEVELOPMENT OF AFRICA IN THE 1990S,

RECALLING ALSO RESOLUTIONS 48/214 OF 23 DECEMBER 1993 AND
49/142 OF 23 DECEMBER 1994 ON THE NEW AGENDA, RESOLUTIONS
51/32 OF 6 DECEMBER 1996 ON THE MID-TERM REVIEW OF THE
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS NEW AGENDA FOR THE
DEVELOPMENT OF AFRICA IN THE 1990S AND RESOLUTION 55/216 OF
21 DECEMBER 2000, IN WHICH IT REAFFIRMED ITS EARLIER DECISION
TO CONDUCT IN 2002 THE FINAL REVIEW AND APPRAISAL OF THE NEW
AGENDA,

FURTHER RECALLING RESOLUTION 56/218 OF 21 DECEMBER 2001 BY
WHICH IT ESTABLISHED THE AD HOC COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE OF THE
GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR FINAL REVIEW AND APPRAISAL OF THE UNITED
NATIONS NEW AGENDA FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AFRICA IN THE 1990S
DURING THE FIFTY-SEVENTH SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO
CONDUCT THE FINAL REVIEW AND APPRAISAL OF THE IMPLEMENTATION
OF THE NEW AGENDA AND RELATED INITIATIVES ON THE BASIS OF THE
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ON THE INDEPENDENT HIGH-LEVEL
QUALITY EVALUATION, AS WELL AS ON PROPOSALS BY THE
SECRETARY-GENERAL ON THE MODALITIES OF THE UNITED NATIONS
FUTURE ENGAGEMENT WITH THE NEW PARTNERSHIP FOR AFRICA,S
DEVELOPMENT, AND RESOLUTION 56/508 OF 27 JUNE 2002 BY WHICH
IT FURTHER DECIDED THAT THE AD HOC COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
SHOULD RESCHEDULE ITS SUBSTANTIVE SESSION FOR A PERIOD OF
THREE WORKING DAYS, FROM 24 TO 26 SEPTEMBER 2002,

MINDFUL OF ITS RESOLUTION 56/511 OF 15 AUGUST 2002 BY WHICH
IT DECIDED TO ORGANIZE THE HIGH-LEVEL PLENARY MEETING OF THE
GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO CONSIDER HOW TO SUPPORT THE NEW
PARTNERSHIP FOR AFRICA,S DEVELOPMENT,

BEARING IN MIND THE MINISTERIAL DECLARATION OF THE HIGH-LEVEL
SEGMENT OF THE SUBSTANTIVE SESSION OF JULY 2001 OF THE
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL ON THE ROLE OF THE UNITED NATIONS
IN SUPPORT OF THE EFFORTS OF AFRICAN COUNTRIES TO ACHIEVE
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT,

COGNIZANT OF THE LINK BETWEEN THE PRIORITIES OF THE NEW
PARTNERSHIP FOR AFRICA,S DEVELOPMENT AND THE MILLENNIUM
DECLARATION, IN WHICH THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY COMMITTED
ITSELF TO ADDRESS THE SPECIAL NEEDS OF AFRICA, AND OF THE
NEED TO ACHIEVE THE INTERNATIONALLY AGREED DEVELOPMENT GOALS,
INCLUDING THOSE IN THE MILLENNIUM DECLARATION,

MINDFUL OF THE BRUSSELS PLAN OF ACTION FOR THE LEAST
DEVELOPED COUNTRIES, THE DECLARATION OF COMMITMENT ON
HIV/AIDS, THE DOHA MINISTERIAL DECLARATION, THE MONTERREY
CONSENSUS ON FINANCING FOR DEVELOPMENT AND THE JOHANNESBURG
PLAN OF IMPLEMENTATION OF THE WORLD SUMMIT ON SUSTAINABLE
DEVELOPMENT,

HAVING CONSIDERED THE REPORT OF THE AD HOC COMMITTEE OF THE
WHOLE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR FINAL REVIEW AND APPRAISAL
OF THE UNITED NATIONS NEW AGENDA FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF
AFRICA IN THE 1990S,

NOTING WITH SATISFACTION THE CONTRIBUTION MADE BY INDIVIDUAL
GOVERNMENTS AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL AND NON-GOVERNMENTAL
ORGANIZATIONS TO THE WORK OF THE AD HOC COMMITTEE,

FURTHER NOTING WITH SATISFACTION THAT THE G8 SUMMIT HELD IN
JUNE 2002 AT KANNANASKIS HAS DEVOTED PARTS OF ITS
DELIBERATIONS TO NEPAD, WHICH RESULTED IN THE ADOPTION OF A
G8 AFRICA ACTION PLAN,



A. FINAL REVIEW AND APPRAISAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS NEW
AGENDA FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AFRICA IN THE 1990S



1. WELCOMES THE REPORT OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ON THE
FINAL REVIEW AND APPRAISAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS NEW AGENDA
FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AFRICA IN THE 1990S, IN PARTICULAR THE
LESSONS LEARNED ABOUT UN-NADAF AS WELL AS RECOMMENDATIONS AND
THE PROPOSALS ON THE MODALITIES FOR THE FUTURE ENGAGEMENT OF
THE UNITED NATIONS WITH THE NEW PARTNERSHIP FOR AFRICA,S
DEVELOPMENT;



2. TAKES NOTE OF THE REPORT OF THE INDEPENDENT EVALUATION
ON THE UNITED NATIONS NEW AGENDA FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF
AFRICA IN THE 1990S;



3. EXPRESSES ITS DISAPPOINTMENT AT THE LIMITED PROGRESS IN
REALIZING THE OBJECTIVES OF THE UN-NADAF;



4. DECIDES TO BRING THE UNITED NATIONS NEW AGENDA FOR THE
DEVELOPMENT OF AFRICA IN THE 1990S TO A CLOSE, AND ENDORSES
THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL THAT NEPAD, AS
DECIDED BY THE ASSEMBLY OF HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT OF
THE ORGANIZATION OF AFRICAN UNITY, AT ITS 37TH ORDINARY
SESSION, HELD AT LUSAKA FROM 9 ) 11 JULY 2001, BE THE
FRAMEWORK, AROUND WHICH THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY,
INCLUDING THE UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM, SHOULD CONCENTRATE ITS
EFFORTS FOR AFRICA,S DEVELOPMENT;



B. SUPPORT FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEW
PARTNERSHIP FOR AFRICA'S DEVELOPMENT



5. WELCOMES THE NEW PARTNERSHIP FOR AFRICA,S DEVELOPMENT,
AS A PROGRAMME OF THE AFRICAN UNION THAT EMBODIES THE VISION
AND COMMITMENT OF ALL AFRICAN GOVERNMENTS AND PEOPLES FOR
PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT;



6. REAFFIRMS ITS COMMITMENT TO THE UNITED NATIONS
DECLARATION ON THE NEW PARTNERSHIP FOR AFRICA,S DEVELOPMENT
ADOPTED AT THE HIGH-LEVEL MEETING OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO
CONSIDER HOW TO SUPPORT THE NEW PARTNERSHIP FOR AFRICA,S
DEVELOPMENT HELD ON 16 SEPTEMBER, 2002 AND TAKES NOTE OF THE
DELIBERATIONS THAT TOOK PLACE ON THAT OCCASION;



7. URGES THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY AND THE UNITED
NATIONS SYSTEM TO ORGANIZE ITS SUPPORT FOR AFRICAN COUNTRIES
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRINCIPLES, OBJECTIVES AND PRIORITIES
OF NEPAD IN THE NEW SPIRIT OF PARTNERSHIP;



8. RECOGNIZES THE IMPORTANCE OF AND STRONGLY ENCOURAGES
THE INVOLVEMENT OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR AND CIVIL SOCIETY IN
THE IMPLEMENTATION OF NEPAD;



C. ACTIONS BY AFRICAN COUNTRIES AND ORGANIZATIONS



9. WELCOMES THE COMMITMENT OF AFRICAN COUNTRIES TO
INTEGRATE THE PRIORITIES OF NEPAD INTO THEIR NATIONAL
POLICIES AND DEVELOPMENT PLANNING FRAMEWORKS, TO MAINTAIN
FULL OWNERSHIP AND LEADERSHIP IN DEVELOPING AND UTILIZING
SUCH POLICIES AND FRAMEWORKS, AND TO MOBILIZE DOMESTIC
RESOURCES IN SUPPORT OF NEPAD;



10. WELCOMES THE COMMITMENT OF AFRICAN COUNTRIES TO PEACE,
SECURITY, DEMOCRACY, GOOD GOVERNANCE, HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOUND
ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT AS WELL AS THEIR COMMITMENT TO TAKE
CONCRETE MEASURES TO STRENGTHEN MECHANISMS FOR CONFLICT
PREVENTION, MANAGEMENT AND RESOLUTION AS EMBODIED IN NEPAD,
AS AN ESSENTIAL BASIS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA.
IN THIS CONTEXT, WELCOMES THE ONGOING EFFORTS OF AFRICAN
COUNTRIES TO FURTHER DEVELOP THE &AFRICAN PEER REVIEW
MECHANISM8 WHICH IS AN IMPORTANT AND INNOVATIVE FEATURE OF
NEPAD;



11. RECOGNIZES THE IMPORTANCE OF ESTABLISHING NATIONAL
FOCAL POINTS FOR NEPAD WITHIN THE GOVERNMENTAL STRUCTURES OF
AFRICAN COUNTRIES, WITH THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR MONITORING THE
IMPLEMENTATION OF NEPAD AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL, SERVING AS A
REPOSITORY OF INFORMATION, AND FOSTERING A COORDINATED
RESPONSE TO NEPAD BY THE INDIVIDUAL COUNTRIES;



12. EMPHASIZES THE NEED FOR BUILDING AND STRENGTHENING THE
HUMAN AND INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITIES AT NATIONAL, SUBREGIONAL
AND REGIONAL LEVELS, TO EFFECTIVELY IMPLEMENT NEPAD IN ALL
ITS ASPECTS, AND TO ALLOCATE RESOURCES TO THIS END;



13. ENCOURAGES THE FURTHER INTEGRATION OF NEPAD PRIORITIES
AND OBJECTIVES INTO THE PROGRAMMES OF AFRICA,S REGIONAL
ECONOMIC COMMUNITIES AND OTHER SUBREGIONAL AND REGIONAL
STRUCTURES AND ORGANIZATIONS AS WELL AS PROGRAMMES IN FAVOUR
OF AFRICA,S LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES;



14. ENCOURAGES ALSO THE EFFORTS TO RAISE THE AWARENESS
ABOUT NEPAD AS WELL AS TO INVOLVE ALL AFRICAN STAKEHOLDERS,
NAMELY THE GOVERNMENTS, PRIVATE SECTOR, CIVIL SOCIETY,
INCLUDING WOMEN,S ORGANIZATIONS AS WELL AS COMMUNITY BASED
ORGANIZATIONS IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF NEPAD;



15. WELCOMES THE COMMITMENT OF AFRICAN COUNTRIES TO PROMOTE
AND ENHANCE THE ROLE OF AFRICAN WOMEN IN ALL ASPECTS OF THE
NEPAD IMPLEMENTATION AND IN FULFILLING THE NEPAD OBJECTIVES;



D. ACTIONS BY THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY



16. URGES THE DEVELOPED COUNTRIES THAT HAVE NOT YET DONE SO
TO MAKE CONCRETE EFFORTS TOWARDS THE TARGET OF 0.7 PER CENT
OF THEIR GROSS NATIONAL PRODUCT (GNP) AS ODA TO DEVELOPING
COUNTRIES AS INTERNATIONALLY AGREED AND EFFECTIVELY IMPLEMENT
THEIR COMMITMENT ON ODA TO THE LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES
(LDCS) AS CONTAINED IN PARAGRAPH 83 OF THE PROGRAMME OF
ACTION FOR THE LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES FOR THE DECADE OF
2001 ) 2010 AND COMMIT A SIGNIFICANT SHARE OF SUCH ODA TO
AFRICAN COUNTRIES. ALSO ENCOURAGES DEVELOPING COUNTRIES TO
BUILD ON PROGRESS ACHIEVED IN ENSURING THAT ODA IS USED
EFFECTIVELY TO HELP ACHIEVE DEVELOPMENT GOALS AND TARGETS,
AND UNDERLINES THE IMPORTANCE OF UNDERTAKING TO EXAMINE THE
MEANS AND TIMEFRAMES FOR ACHIEVING THE TARGETS AND GOALS;



17. STRESSES THE NEED TO FIND A DURABLE SOLUTION TO THE
PROBLEM OF EXTERNAL INDEBTEDNESS OF THE HEAVILY INDEBTED POOR
COUNTRIES IN AFRICA, INCLUDING THROUGH DEBT CANCELLATION AND
OTHER ARRANGEMENTS. IN THIS REGARD, ALSO STRESSES THE NEED
TO EXPLORE INNOVATIVE MECHANISMS TO COMPREHENSIVELY ADDRESS
THE DEBT PROBLEM OF LOW AND MIDDLE INCOME AFRICAN COUNTRIES,
BEARING IN MIND THAT EXTERNAL DEBT RELIEF CAN RELEASE
RESOURCES THAT COULD BE UTILIZED IN THE SUCCESSFUL
IMPLEMENTATION OF NEPAD, AND TAKING INTO ACCOUNT INITIATIVES
THAT HAVE BEEN UNDERTAKEN TO REDUCE OUTSTANDING INDEBTEDNESS
AND THE NEED TO PURSUE DEBT RELIEF MEASURES VIGOROUSLY AND
EXPEDITIOUSLY, INCLUDING, WITHIN THE PARIS AND LONDON CLUBS
AND OTHER RELEVANT FORUMS;



18. RECOGNIZES THE ESSENTIAL ROLE OF TRADE AS AN ENGINE FOR
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA AND IN THIS REGARDS CALLS FOR
IMPROVED MARKET ACCESS FOR AFRICAN EXPORTS WITHIN THE
FRAMEWORK OF THE DOHA MINISTERIAL DECLARATION, WITHOUT
PREJUDGING THE OUTCOME OF THE WTO NEGOTIATIONS, AND ALSO
WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF PREFERENTIAL AGREEMENTS AND IN THIS
REGARD, CALLS UPON DEVELOPED COUNTRIES TO ASSIST AFRICAN
COUNTRIES TO IMPROVE THEIR CAPACITY INCLUDING BY THE REMOVAL
OF SUPPLY SIDE CONSTRAINTS AND THE PROMOTION OF
DIVERSIFICATION, WHICH ARE CRITICAL TO ENABLE THEM TO TAKE
FULL ADVANTAGE OF SUCH OPPORTUNITIES, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE
NEED TO PROVIDE MARKET ACCESS FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES;



19. CALLS UPON DEVELOPED COUNTRIES THAT HAVE NOT ALREADY
DONE SO TO WORK TOWARDS THE OBJECTIVE OF DUTY-FREE AND
QUOTA-FREE ACCESS FOR ALL LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES,
EXPORTS, AS ENVISAGED IN THE PROGRAMME OF ACTION FOR THE
LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES FOR THE DECADE OF 2001 ) 2010,
WHICH WAS ADOPTED IN BRUSSELS IN 20 MAY 2001;



20. ALSO CALLS UPON DEVELOPED COUNTRIES TO ENCOURAGE AND
FACILITATE THEIR PRIVATE SECTORS TO INVEST IN AFRICA, AND TO
HELP AFRICAN COUNTRIES TO ATTRACT INVESTMENTS AND TO PROMOTE
THE POLICIES CONDUCIVE TO ATTRACTING INVESTMENTS, AND FOR
DEVELOPED COUNTRIES TO ENCOURAGE THE TRANSFER OF THE NEEDED
TECHNOLOGY TO AFRICAN COUNTRIES ON FAVOURABLE TERMS,
INCLUDING ON CONCESSIONAL TERMS AS MUTUALLY AGREED AND
BENEFICIAL TERMS AND TO ASSIST IN BUILDING THE HUMAN AND
INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITIES FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF NEPAD
CONSISTENT WITH ITS PRIORITIES AND OBJECTIVES;



21. FURTHER CALLS UPON THE DEVELOPED COUNTRIES TO CHANNEL
FINANCIAL, TECHNICAL AND OTHER TYPES OF RESOURCES TOWARDS THE
PRIORITIES OF NEPAD, IN PARTICULAR, INFRASTRUCTURAL
DEVELOPMENT, HEALTH SERVICES, EDUCATION, WATER AND
AGRICULTURE, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRIORITIES DETERMINED BY
EACH AFRICAN COUNTRY, AND EXPLORE WAYS OF GENERATING NEW
PUBLIC AND PRIVATE INNOVATIVE SOURCES OF FINANCE FOR
DEVELOPMENT PURPOSES, PROVIDED THAT THOSE SOURCES DO NOT
UNDULY BURDEN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES PARTICULARLY, IN AFRICA
AND IN THIS REGARD NOTES THE PROPOSAL FOR THE USE OF SPECIAL
DRAWING RIGHTS ALLOCATIONS FOR DEVELOPMENT PURPOSES;



22. RECOGNIZES THE IMPORTANCE OF SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION
AND THE CONTRIBUTION IT CAN MAKE TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF
NEPAD AND IN THIS REGARD, ALSO ENCOURAGES OTHER PARTNERS TO
SUPPORT THIS TYPE OF COOPERATION, INCLUDING AS APPROPRIATE,
THROUGH TRIANGULAR COOPERATION. SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION
SHOULD BE VIEWED NOT AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR, BUT RATHER AS A
COMPLEMENT TO THE SUPPORT BY DEVELOPED COUNTRIES;



23. CALLS UPON THE PRIVATE SECTOR AND CIVIL SOCIETY OUTSIDE
OF AFRICA TO PARTICIPATE IN AND CONTRIBUTE TO IMPLEMENTATION
OF NEPAD IN ALL ITS ASPECTS, INCLUDING THROUGH EFFECTIVE
PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS;



24. CALLS UPON THE UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM, WITHIN RESPECTIVE
MANDATES, TO ALIGN ITS ACTIVITIES IN AFRICA WITH THE
PRIORITIES OF NEPAD, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRIORITIES
DETERMINED BY EACH AFRICAN COUNTRY, AND URGES THE SCALING UP
OF RESOURCES FOR THIS PURPOSE;



25. FURTHER CALLS UPON THE UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM TO ENHANCE
ITS ADVOCACY ROLE AND PUBLIC INFORMATION ACTIVITIES IN
SUPPORT OF AFRICA,S DEVELOPMENT;



26. URGES THE UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM, IN COORDINATING THEIR
ACTIVITIES AT THE NATIONAL, REGIONAL AND GLOBAL LEVELS TO
FOSTER A COHERENT RESPONSE INCLUDING THROUGH CLOSE
COLLABORATION WITH BILATERAL DONORS IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF
NEPAD IN RESPONSE TO THE NEEDS OF INDIVIDUAL COUNTRIES WITHIN
THE LARGER FRAMEWORK ON NEPAD;



27. WELCOMES THE ACTIONS ALREADY UNDERWAY AT THE REGIONAL
LEVEL TO ORGANIZE THE ACTIVITIES OF THE UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM
AROUND THEMATIC CLUSTERS COVERING THE PRIORITY AREAS OF NEPAD
AND IN THIS REGARD URGES THE STRENGTHENING OF THIS PROCESS AS
A MEANS OF ENHANCING THE COORDINATED RESPONSE OF THE UNITED
NATIONS SYSTEM IN SUPPORT OF NEPAD;



28. ALSO CALLS ON THE UNITED NATIONS FUNDS, PROGRAMMES AND
SPECIALIZED AGENCIES TO FURTHER STRENGTHEN THEIR EXISTING
COORDINATION AND PROGRAMMING MECHANISMS, IN PARTICULAR,
CCA/UNDAF AS A MEANS OF ENHANCING SUPPORT TO AFRICAN
COUNTRIES IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF NEPAD AND IN SUPPORT OF
NATIONAL POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGIES, IN PARTICULAR, WHERE
APPROPRIATE THE PRSPS;



29. ALSO URGES THE UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM TO WORK CLOSELY
WITH THE AFRICAN UNION AND OTHER REGIONAL AND SUBREGIONAL
INTERGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS, TO ENSURE THE IMPLEMENTATION
OF THE PROGRAMMES AND PRIORITIES OF NEPAD;



30. ENCOURAGES THE ONGOING EFFORTS BY THE UNITED NATIONS
SYSTEM TO FURTHER ENHANCE THE SIMPLIFICATION AND
HARMONIZATION OF ITS PLANNING, PROGRAMMING, DISBURSEMENT AND
REPORTING PROCEDURES AT THE NATIONAL, SUBREGIONAL AND
REGIONAL LEVELS TO EASE THE BURDEN ON THE LIMITED CAPACITIES
OF AFRICAN COUNTRIES;



31. FURTHER REQUESTS THE UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM TO ASSIST IN
THE IMPLEMENTATION OF NEPAD THROUGH CONTINUING SUPPORT OF THE
EFFORTS OF AFRICAN COUNTRIES IN HUMAN AND INSTITUTIONAL
CAPACITY-BUILDING AT THE NATIONAL, SUBREGIONAL AND REGIONAL
LEVELS AND MOBILIZING FINANCIAL RESOURCES;



32. ALSO REQUESTS THE MULTILATERAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
TO ENSURE THAT THEIR SUPPORT FOR AFRICA IS COMPATIBLE WITH
NEPAD;



33. CALLS UPON THE UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM TO STRENGTHEN ITS
COOPERATION WITH THE AFRICAN UNION, ITS PEACE AND SECURITY
COUNCIL AND OTHER AFRICAN MECHANISMS IN THEIR EFFORTS TO
RESOLVE AND PREVENT CONFLICTS AT THE SUBREGIONAL AND
CONTINENTAL LEVELS TO ENSURE A SOLID BASIS FOR THE
IMPLEMENTATION OF NEPAD AND, IN THIS REGARD, WELCOMES THE
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL AD HOC WORKING GROUP ON
CONFLICT PREVENTION AND RESOLUTION IN AFRICA, AS WELL AS THE
ECOSOC AD HOC ADVISORY GROUP ON AFRICAN COUNTRIES EMERGING
FROM CONFLICT;



34. NOTES THE DECISION BY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL TO GIVE TO
HIS ADVISOR FOR SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS IN AFRICA THE
RESPONSIBILITY TO COORDINATE AND GUIDE THE PREPARATIONS OF
AFRICA RELATED REPORTS OF THE SECRETARIAT AND NOTES THE
DECISION TO TRANSFER THE RESOURCES OF OSCAL TO THE ADVISOR;



35. UNDERSCORES THE NEED FOR A STRUCTURE IN THE SECRETARIAT
IN NEW YORK AT AN APPROPRIATE LEVEL, WHICH WILL REVIEW AND
REPORT ON UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM SUPPORT AS WELL AS THE
INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY,S SUPPORT FOR NEPAD AND ON THE
COORDINATED IMPLEMENTATION OF SUMMIT AND CONFERENCE OUTCOMES
AS THEY RELATE TO AFRICA AS WELL AS COORDINATE GLOBAL
ADVOCACY IN SUPPORT OF NEPAD. IN THIS CONTEXT, REQUESTS THE
SECRETARY GENERAL TO MAKE PROPOSALS ON THE ORGANIZATION OF
SUCH A STRUCTURE WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF HIS PROPOSALS FOR
THE 2004/2005 BIENNIAL PROGRAMME AND BUDGET;



36. INVITES THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL, PURSUANT TO
ITS SYSTEMWIDE COORDINATION ROLE, TO CONSIDER HOW TO SUPPORT
THE OBJECTIVES OF THIS RESOLUTION;



37. DECIDES TO INCLUDE A SINGLE, COMPREHENSIVE AGENDA ITEM
ENTITLED &NEW PARTNERSHIP FOR AFRICA,S DEVELOPMENT:
PROGRESS IN IMPLEMENTATION AND INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT8 ON THE
ANNUAL AGENDA OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, BEGINNING AT THE
FIFTY-EIGHTH SESSION AND ENCOURAGES THE CURRENT EFFORTS
TOWARDS CLUSTERING THE ITEMS RELATED TO AFRICA,S DEVELOPMENT;



38. REQUESTS THE SECRETARY-GENERAL TO SUBMIT THE FIRST
CONSOLIDATED REPORT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS RESOLUTION
TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AT ITS FIFTY-EIGHTH SESSION ON THE
BASIS OF INPUTS FROM GOVERNMENTS, ORGANIZATIONS OF THE UNITED
NATIONS SYSTEM AND INPUTS FROM THE OTHER STAKEHOLDERS IN
NEPAD, SUCH AS THE PRIVATE SECTOR AND CIVIL SOCIETY.

END TEXT OF UN RESOLUTION

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