This week I attended the 28 Africa Industrialization Day
at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Following is UN Secretary?General Antnio Guterres message for Africa Industrialization Day, observed on 20 November:
This years Africa Industrialization Day focuses on promoting regional value chains and underscores how industrial development in local pharmaceutical production contributes to healthy lives and well?being.
The report, entitled 'Industrialize Africa: Strategies, Policies, Institutions and Financing', was published to coincide with Africa Industrialization Day on November 20.
The UN General Assembly, in 1989, proclaimed November 20 'Africa Industrialization Day'.
As Africa Industrialization Day
is observed across the world on the 20th November 2014, it is worth noting that Africans continue to display their ability to adapt and adopt new technologies and points of view.
| NEW YORK, Nov 20 (KUNA) -- Marking Africa Industrialization Day
, observed on November 20 of every year, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted the crucial role of job creation and entrepreneurship in eradicating poverty across the continent.
This year's Africa Industrialization Day
highlights the important role intra-African trade can play in reducing poverty, increasing food and nutrition security and supporting sustainable development.
This years Africa Industrialization Day highlights the links between industrial development and Africas moves towards establishing a continental free trade area.
On Africa Industrialization Day, I reaffirm the continued strong commitment of the United Nations to support Africas industrialization, the implementation of a continental free trade agreement, and the building of inclusive, resilient, peaceful and prosperous societies for all.
For this years Africa Industrialization Day, we are raising awareness of the importance of mobilizing financing for inclusive and sustainable industrialization.
On this years Africa Industrialization Day, let us focus on financing for the engines of development as a way of realizing the full potential of all the continents people, especially women and youth, so they may look forward to a future of peace, dignity and prosperity on a healthy planet.