Assembly of the African Union, 5th Ordinary Session, Sirte, Libya, 4-5 July 2005

Sectors : Agricultural investment and production, Disaster risk reduction and reconstruction, Employment and Training, General health and health funding, International trade: market access, subsidies and aid for trade, Health systems, medicines and regulation, ICT, Gender and social development, Industry, Infrastructure General, Investment, Water and Sanitation
Organisation : AU
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Heads Of State
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Commitments in: Private Sector development and financial services for the poor - Employment and Training

“We therefore resolve to:

...3. Continue to develop and effectively implement economic and social policies which are of benefit to the poor segment of the population through:

a) adopting employment-oriented and poverty reduction strategies, in particular the creation of decent work for the youth;

b) promoting rural economy and agriculture to raise the level of productivity, improve food security and enhance living conditions in rural Africa;

c) promoting the private sector, with particular emphasis on small and medium-scale enterprises;

d) Pursuit of industrial development strategy;

e) Enhancement of the competitiveness of African economies;

f) Increased investment required for the development of infrastructure and services of transport, telecommunications and energy;

g) Prudent management of natural resources and the environment;

h) Mainstreaming of gender into national development strategies and in particular, addressing the persistent and high levels of poverty among women through the implementation of the Dakar and Beijing Platforms for Action;

i) Mainstreaming trade policy into national development strategies;

j) Promoting ICT and enhancing investment in the development of physical and human capital, particularly in science and technology;

k) Investment in strengthening health systems including access to reproductive and sexual health services to ensure sustained and long-term improvement in maternal, new born and child health;

l) Enhancing social development including by giving priority to improved access and quality education, health and sanitation;

m) Combating the HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria and other diseases;

n) Designing and integrating social protection and social safety net programmes within broader national social policy frameworks and national development strategies; and

o) building of statistical capacity for policy and programme design, implementation and monitoring.”