Item 64 (b) of the provisional agenda**
New Partnership for Africa’s Development: progress in
implementation and international support: causes of
conflict and the promotion of durable peace and
sustainable development in Africa
The present report is submitted in compliance with General Assembly resolution 66/287, which was adopted following consideration by the Assembly at its sixty-sixth session of the report of the Secretary-General dated 1 August 2011 (A/66/214-S/2011/476), containing a review of the implementation of the recommendations contained in the 1998 report on the causes of conflict and the promotion of durable peace and sustainable development in Africa (A/52/871-S/1998/318).
The report sets out highlights of the major developments in Africa in the past year and examines the implementation by the United Nations system of key priority areas identified in the review report. In keeping with the mandate of resolution 66/287 to develop policy proposals on emerging challenges, the report provides an in-depth analysis of one of the most pressing issues in Africa, namely the management of diversity, and proposes concrete and practical recommendations.