25 March 2013

Liberia: AU Commission Ministers Meeting Starts Tomorrow

A three-day Conference of African Union Commission Ministers of Public Civil Service gets underway tomorrow, Tuesday, March 26 to the 28th.

A statement said the three-day meeting is designed to develop a continental Capacity Building Strategy and ensure that an annual work plan is put into place for expanding and deepening existing capacity development on public service management.

It is expected that Ministers representing over twenty-five African Countries will attend the forum at the Palm Spring Resort in Monrovia beginning at 8:00am. It is aimed at strengthening collaboration in the field of governance and public sector reform in Africa.

The Regional Service Center in Johannesburg has been providing support to the Department of Political Affairs of the African Union Commission within the framework of the common partnerships agreement for four years.

"This strategic partnership has resulted in among other things, the ratification of the African Charter on the values and principles of Public Service and Administration, finalizing a zero draft of the African Charter on Decentralization, Local Governance and Development, as well as the re-establishment of an African Management Development Institute Network (ADMIN)," the statement quoted officials as saying.

In support of these efforts the UN Development Group (UNDG) launched the "Building the Post-2015 Development Agenda: open and inclusive global consultations Project. The objective is to build and lead a strategic coalition of partners to undertake bottom-up national, regional, global, thematic, and web-based consultations.

The consultations are backed by extensive evidence-based research that draws lessons from the implementation of the MDGs and identifies new opportunities for inclusive sustainable development.

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