TICAD I Outline
Tokyo International Conference on African Development

For the purpose of supporting the political and economic reform in Africa and evoking the attention of international society towards Africa, Japan co-hosted the first "Tokyo International Conference on African Development" (TICAD I) in Tokyo with UN and GCA (Global Coalition for Africa) on 5-6th in October 1993. 48 African countries, 12 donors, EC, 8 international organizations and many observers attended the conference.

Adopted this conference was "Tokyo Declaration on African Development", a guideline for African development, which emphasized the importance of self-help of Africa (ownership) as well as the need for international support for Africa.

Japan expressed its positive attitude towards supporting African development, and at the same time requested Africa to proceed with self-help, reform and good governance.

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