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SSATP Ministerial Statements

Building upon successful annual meetings, in 2004 SSATP invited the African ministers of transport to its Addis Ababa Annual Meeting in search of political backing to ensure that the transport sector is recognized as an important factor in the efforts of poverty reduction and the achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This inaugural ministerial meeting initiated some African case studies that identified the contribution of transport to the MDGs, and under the auspices of the African Union, led to African transport ministers adopting MDG-related transport indicators. In February 2005, a joint publication on Transport and the Millenium Developement Goals by the African Union and UNECA, in collaboration with the African Development Bank, the European Union and the World Bank was released.

Transport and the Millennium Development Goals in Africa
English - French

Since this successful Addis Ababa meeting, the outcome of the ministerial meetings are captured in a series of ministerial outcome statements. These outcomes are facilitating countries and regional economic communities ensure that transport plays its full part in achieving the developmental objectives of Sub-Saharan Africa : poverty reduction, pro-poor growth and regional integration. The first formal ministerial statement was then drafted in Bamako in November 2005.

Last updated: 2010-11-29

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