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Global Leaders to converge in US for 2024 Unstoppable Africa Flaggship event

Apr 9, 2024
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Global Africa Business Initiative (GABI) will host leaders from business, government, and the United Nations during the third edition of the Unstoppable Africa convention.

Taking place at Cipriani’s in New York on the 25 and 26 September 2024, this year’s event will coincide with the 79th session of the UN General Assembly.

For three years, GABI has been a platform that puts Africa in its rightful place at the heart of the global economy and positions the continent as the premier destination for business, trade, and investment.

Sanda Ojiambo, Assistant Secretary-General and CEO of the United Nations Global Compact said that the event aims to surpass the success of previous years, with a focus on Energy Access and Transition, Inclusive Growth and Trade, and Digital Transformation.

“Now in its third year, the Global Africa Business Initiative is maturing into a year-round private sector-led initiative.” Ojiambo said.

Under the leadership of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed, GABI aims to reposition Africa as a premier business destination and investment opportunity on the global stage, while contributing to the African Union Agenda 2063 and the Sustainable Development Goals.

In addition, the United Nations Global Compact which coordinates GABI on behalf of the UN system, plans to engage with business leaders at the Africa CEO Forum in Kigali, Rwanda on 16-17 May and at the African Union mid-year coordination meeting on 18 July in Accra, Ghana.

Previously in the unstoppable 2023, Ghana committed to achieving net-zero emissions and generating 400,000 jobs by 2060, and a $550 billion Energy Transition and Investment Plan to lead in sustainable energy and job creation.

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