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NORTH AFRICA AND INTERNATIONAL AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENDAS. Remain informed of major international summits To be informed on how North Africa is active in these events In which measure NA countries are taking into account these agendas in their national policies. Objective of the report.

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North africa and international and regional development agendas

NORTH AFRICA AND INTERNATIONAL AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENDAS


Objective of the report

Remain informed of major international summits

To be informed on how North Africa is active in these events

In which measure NA countries are taking into account these agendas in their national policies

Objective of the report


Themes

Multilateral trade agreements and trade liberalisation (WTO and Doha)

Environment and Sustainable Development

Follow up of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)

Financing for Development : the Monterrey Consensus

MDGs and Human Development

NEPAD, Governance and Development

Barcelona + 10 and new Perspectives in Mediterranean

Regional Integration and Economic Cooperation in North Africa

Themes


Multilateral trade agreements and trade liberalisation wto and doha

Doha (2001): Launch - development mandate

Cancun (2003): stock-taking and a reality check that ended in

a deadlock

The July Framework (2004): progress on issues that had

stalled negotiations

Hong-Kong Ministerial (2005): Some further progress but with

lower ambition

Pause (July-Nov 2006): as no agreement on modalities by 30

April 2006 deadline

Publication of draft modalities (July 2007)

Multilateral trade agreements and trade liberalisation (WTO and Doha)


North africa and international and regional development agendas

WTO: Positions and Prospects – what the

Stalement was about

US moves on Ag. domestic support (12 – 18 billions US$ OTDS ?)

Lamy’s Triangle

EU moves on ag. tariff cuts

(G20: 54% cuts)

Advanced DC move on NAMA (Swiss 20 ?)

Focus on Domestic Support, Market Access and NAMA


Environment and sustainable development 2

● In preparation of Bali, Tunisia has organised a conference on “International Solidarity on Climate Change Strategies for African and the Mediterranean regions”, in November 2007

● Back to Back, ECA-NA has organised an Expert Group Meeting on Sustainable Development

● In Bali ECA has presented the Climate Information for Development (Clim-Dev Africa) programme: Clim-Dev will scale up the capacities of key institutions and stakeholders to improve climate-related data and observation, information services, policies and risk management practices in all climate-sensitive sectors

● ECA announced the establishment of the African center for climate policy studies to provide African countries with analytical work and capacity for mainstreaming climate-related concerns in the frameworks of their development policies, strategies and plans

Environment and Sustainable Development (2)


Follow up of the world summit on the information society wsis

ICT4ALL Tunis+2 organized in Tunis (November 20-21 2007), on PPP in CIT

How to increase PPP in developing countries?

Third Global Knowledge (GK3) conference in Kuala Lumpur (December 11-13 2007)

How can emerging people be supported to be the drivers of making the future?

How can emerging markets overcome the obstacles that divide the demand from the supply side?

How can emerging technologies provide the relevant tools to help us achieve a better future for all?

Follow up of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)


Financing for development the monterrey consensus

● A 2007 General Assembly Resolution (GA resolution 61/191) has

announced a “Follow-up International Conference on Financing for

Development” to be held in Doha, Qatar November 29 - December

2, 2008

● October 2007 High Level Policy Dialogue was held on 23-25 to

prepare Doha

● At this mid-point many countries are not one track to achieve

MDGs

● implementing Monterrey commitments is sufficient for the MDGs

realization

● It’s urgent to fulfill the commitments made at Monterrey

● At the continental level, ECA with AfDB and Ghana have

organised a Financing for Development Conference in may 2007

in Accra on Infrastructure for Growth – The Energy Challenge

● The main focus was on feasible options for addressing the

financing needs of the energy sector and how to enhance the

contribution of this sector to growth and poverty reduction in Africa

Financing for Development : the Monterrey Consensus


Mdgs and human development

First African conference on Human development, in Rabat 6-7 April 2007

45 African countries and 7 NA countries. Focus on the role of African cooperation in MDG’s achievement. Next conference in 2009 in Gabon

ECA-NA makes a follow-up of the MDGs in the region every 2 years. Next one presented during the 2009 ICE

MDGs in the arab region in 2007 (UN and LAS)

Report highlights critical development issues faced by male and female youth in the region

NA countries are going to achieve many MDGs

But efforts still need to be done particularly on

Men/Women equality on labor market

ICTs

HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis prevention and detection

MDGs and Human Development


Nepad governance and development

● African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) : 27 countries

● NA countries Status

- Egypt and Sudan / Preparatory Stage: Countries sign

a Memorandum of Understanding

- Stage 2 : nc review visit for widespread stakeholder

consultation

- Stage 3 : nc draft report

- Algeria / Stage 4 : recommendations and final Country Review

report and Programme of Action submitted to the Forum of

heads of States of the APRM for the peer review itself

- Stage 5: nc Country Review Report and Programme of Action

are publicized

NEPAD, Governance and Development


Barcelona 10 and new perspectives in mediterranean 1

EU-Tunisia Free Trade Agreement since January 1st 2008

Transitory period very positive (import coverage with EU 76,7% in 1995, 92,7% in 2006)

Tariffs dismantlement for the fourth list (sensitive products)

Interesting for the other countries that have signed (Morocco, Egypt and Algeria)

Mauritania has joined the process and Libya is an observer. Sudan is involved in EPA negotiations

Barcelona + 10 and new Perspectives in Mediterranean (1)


Barcelona 10 and new perspectives in mediterranean 2

Since the resumption (Lisboa 2001) of the dialogue 5+5, this policy dialogue structure has been widened to defense and security, tourism, migration and regional integration

The last meeting has focused on the definition of a program of common work to support the regional integration in the Maghreb

Also new perspectives with the French Initiative on the Mediterranean Union

Several bilateral meetings

New: South-North presidency

Need to be more precise to asses the implications for NA countries

Barcelona + 10 and new Perspectives in Mediterranean (2)


Regional integration and economic cooperation in north africa

Many new initiatives in 2007

AMU has recommended to launch the Maghreban Bank for Investment and Foreign Trade (BMICE) before June 2008

The Union of Maghreban Employers (UME) was created in February 17th 2007

The Union of Maghreban Banks (UBM) held its first General Assembly, in June 2007, with more than 60 banks and financial institutions

Several bilateral agreements

Regional Integration and Economic Cooperation in North Africa


Conclusion

North African countries have actively participated in major international socio-economic events

They are increasingly including these agendas in the framework of their national development policies

Some remaining issues, related to the harmonization of national policies that are exacerbated with multiple RECs membership

Some additional efforts are required to achieve all MDGs by 2015

Conclusion


North africa and international and regional development agendas

Thank You!

Nassim Oulmane

Oulmane @uneca.org


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