AFRICA ENVIRONMENT OUTLOOK
Past, present and future perspectives

ANNEX 3: PROPOSED ACTION AREAS, ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

      RESPONSIBILITIES  
CATEGORY SPECIFIC ACTIONS INTERNATIONAL AMCEN SUB-REGIONAL NATIONAL
A. Reducing poverty        
A1. Sustainable development Adopt New African Initiative (NAI) as framework for sustainable development in Africa.      
Promote attainment of the poverty reduction goals of the Millennium Declaration.  
Accelerate setup of necessary mechanisms of the World Solidarity Fund (WSF).      
A2. Accelerated industrial development Assist with industrial productivity and competitiveness of African industries.    
Promote development of micro, small- and medium- size enterprises with focus on agro industry.  
Promote use of environmentally benign industrial technologies and techniques.    
A3. Increasing agricultural production Increase national financing for the agricultural sector.      
Support implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).    
Urge developed countries to remove agricultural subsidies and apply the precautionary principle to genetically modified organisms.    
Promote sustainable agricultural production techniques.      
A 4. Promote human development Ensure greater access to affordable primary and secondary health care and medical technology.      
Improve environmental and social conditions that are responsible for spread of diseases and build the capacity of local communities.      
Assist Africa in making both preventive and curative health care available.      
Take all necessary measures to provide access to medicine at affordable prices and promote public health and nutrition.  
Empower women in social and economic development.      

Promote human resources development and capacity building, including universal primary and secondary education.





Strengthen skills of youth.      
A5. Trade and market access Open markets and eliminate subsidies on agriculture, textiles and other export products of interest to Africa.    
A6. Increased financing for sustainable development Promote foreign direct investment in Africa.
Cancel debt of African states.      
Adhere to the United Nations target of 0.7 per cent of GNP for official development assistance (ODA).      
Increase the resources of, and improve upon operational procedures and project implementation of, the Global Environment Facility (GEF).      
A7. Improving infrastructure and sustainable human settlement Improve access to, and the affordability and reliability of, infrastructure services.      
Mobilize resources for the implementation of Habitat Agenda and the declaration of the 25th United Nations Special Session to achieve sustainable human settlements in Africa.      
A8. Promoting science and technology Assist African countries in their efforts to gain access to new technologies, particularly information and communication technologies and create conditions for the development of indigenous technologies to enhance economic development.