AU Watch

Africa Industrialisation Day

20 November

Within the framework of the Second Industrial Development Decade for Africa, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 20 November as Africa Industrialisation Day (resolution 44/237 of 22 December 1989).

The day is intended to mobilise the commitment of the international community to the industrialisation of Africa. It also serves as a reminder that more than 30 of the world’s 48 least developed countries are located in Africa.