Press release

Executive Secretary of UNECA in Seychelles for one-day working visit.

February 27, 2019

The Under Secretary-General & the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Dr. Vera Songwe, is in Seychelles on her first official visit.

During her one day visit, she will pay a courtesy call on President Danny Faure and will hold further discussions with Minister Loustau-Lalanne, Minister for Finance, Trade, Investment and Economic Planning as well as Ambassador Barry Faure, Secretary of State of Foreign Affairs and of The Blue Economy.

Dr. Songwe took up her role as the Executive Secretary of UNECA on August 3rd 2017, at the level of Under Secretary-General.

UNECA was established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations in 1958, as one of UN’s five regional commissions. UNECA’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.

Made up of 54 member states, and playing a dual role as a regional arm of the UN and a key component of the African institutional landscape, UNECA is well positioned to make unique contributions to address the Continent’s development challenges.