|Type||Primary Organ - Regional Branch|
|Headquarters||Addis Ababa, Ethiopia|
|Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa |
|United Nations Economic and Social Council|
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA or ECA; French: Commission économique pour l'Afrique, CEA) was established in 1958 by the United Nations Economic and Social Council to encourage economic cooperation among its member states (the nations of the African continent) following a recommendation of the United Nations General Assembly.
It is one of five regional commissions.
The Commission's work is structured into seven programme divisions:
|Carlos Lopes||Guinea-Bissau||2012 - 2016|
|Abdoulie Janneh||Gambia||2005 - 2012|
|K. Y. Amoako||Ghana||1995 - 2005|
|Layashi Yaker||Algeria||1992 - 1995|
|Issa Diallo||Guinea||1991 - 1992|
|Adebayo Adedeji||Nigeria||1975 - 1991|
|Robert K. A. Gardiner||Ghana||1961 - 1975|
|Mekki Abbas||Sudan||1959 - 1961|