Eritrea to host the UN Economic Commission for Africa official Conference in Asmara

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23rd Conference of the Intergovernmental Committee of Senior Officials and Experts for Eastern Africa

Leveraging New Opportunities for Regional Integration in Eastern Africa

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2019 TO THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2019

Asmara, Eritrea

The Regional Office for Eastern Africa of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) held the 23rd Session of its Intergovernmental Committee of Senior Officials and Experts (ICSOE) in Asmara, Eritrea. The ICSOE is held annually to discuss key issues and challenges about the economic and social development of the sub-region with the view to making appropriate recommendations to address them.

The meeting is attended by Senior Government Officials from fourteen-member States served by the office as well as Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs) of the sub-region, development partners, research centres, media practitioners, private sector and civil society organisations and seasoned experts.

The theme of the year’s ICSOE is: “Leveraging New Opportunities for Regional Integration in Eastern Africa”. The meeting will be held in Asmara, Eritrea on 5-7 November 2019