Speaking in Abijan, Cote d’Ivoire at the opening of the International Conference on the Emergence of Africa, Helen Clark, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator, said, “There are many reasons to be optimistic about Africa. Steadily increasing revenues have created more opportunities to transform economies and societies, clearing the way for an emergent Africa. The goal of emergence must also embrace the pursuit of greater wellbeing.”
The conference was organized by the Ivorian government in association with UNDP, and with the support of the World Bank and the African Development Bank.
You may read the press release on the news centre page of the UNDP internet site.