29 March 2015 – A High-Level Ministerial Dialogue on Harnessing the Demographic Dividend for Agenda 2063 was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  The High-level Ministerial Dialogue was jointly organized by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Featured speakers included Ministers from Burkina Faso, Chad, Ethiopia, and South Africa. The half-day event was held concurrent to the 8th Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development taking place in Addis Ababa that week.

One outcome of this High-Level Ministerial Dialogue is to shape input for the upcoming African Heads of State Summit, the International Financing for Development Conference and the high level event on Demographic Dividend planned to take place at the UN General Assembly in September 2015.

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