HARARE- Zimbabwe will host the 56th session of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in February 2024 aimed at finding ways of financing the transition towards green economies among other objectives.
In a statement issued on the 22nd of January 2024, Finance, Economic Development and Investment Promotion Minister, Prof Mthuli Ncube said the event attests to the government’s contribution as a UN member and will boost the re-engagement with the international community drive being pursued by the Second Republic.
“The event is part of the government’s contribution as a member to the United Nations family and also presents an opportunity to promote the country globally, as we pursue our Engagement and Re-engagement drive with the International Community,” said Ncube.
The UNECA conference of African Ministers of Finance, will run from the 28th of February to the 5th of March 2024 under the theme, “Financing the transition to Inclusive Green Economies in Africa: Imperatives, Opportunities and Policy Options.”
Ncube said the theme captures the challenges facing the continent in terms of accessing adequate and timely resources to finance the transition towards green economies and counter the impacts of climate change, pandemics and conflicts besetting the African continent.
He said the government set up the Inter-Ministerial Technical Sub-Committees drawn from Government departments and agencies that is in touch with UNECA secretariat working on aspects of the conference.
“In preparation for the Conference, Government constituted Inter-Ministerial Technical Sub-Committee drawn from various Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies working closely with the UNECA Secretariat, to lead the coordination of the various aspects of the conference,” added Ncube.