Second Transport and Communications Decade in Africa
Zweite Verkehrs- und Kommunikationsdekade in Afrika
Within the framework of the "Second Industrial Development Decade for Africa" (1991-2000), the General Assembly proclaimed 20 November as "Africa Industrialization Day" (resolution 44/237 of 22 December 1989). The Day is intended to mobilize the commitment of the international community to the industrialization of Africa.
Second Industrial Development Decade for Africa
Zweite Dekade für die industrielle Entwicklung Afrikas
Decade to Roll Back Malaria in Developing Countries, Particularly in Africa
Dekade zur Zurückdrängung der Malaria in den Entwicklungsländern, insbesondere in Afrika
Internationale Dekade der Vereinten Nationen für die Beseitigung von Malaria in den Entwicklungsländern
(insbesondere in Afrika)
On 7 September 2001, the General Assembly proclaimed the period 2001-2010 as the Decade to Roll Back Malaria in Developing Countries, Particularly in Africa (resolution 55/284). In its efforts to address one of the most deadly tropical diseases - which causes some 1 million deaths each year in Africa where nine out of 10 cases occur - the Assembly called for joint comprehensive efforts by Africa and the international community to reach certain goals by 2005, the middle of the Decade.
These include ensuring that at least 60 per cent of those at risk for malaria shall benefit from the most suitable combination of personal and community protective measures, such as insecticide-treated bednets; that at least 60 per cent of all pregnant women at risk for malaria shall have access to chemoprophylaxis or presumptive intermittent treatment; and that at least 60 per cent of those suffering from malaria shall have prompt access to correct, affordable and appropriate treatment within 24 hours of the onset of symptoms.