Description: The Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA) was officially established on 1 May 2003 by the Secretary-General (ST/SGB/2003/6), in line with General Assembly Resolution A/RES/57/7 of 4 November 2002. The mission of OSAA is to: 1) enhance international support for Africa's development and security through its advocacy and analytical work, assist the Secretary General in improving coherence and coordination of the UN system support to Africa, 2) and facilitate inter-governmental deliberations on Africa at the global level, in particular relating to the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD).The Office takes the lead in the preparation of Africa-related reports and inputs on the New Partnership for Africa's Development. OSAA convenes an inter-departmental Task Force on African Affairs to improve coherence in United Nations support to Africa.
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