• Observance of Africa Industrialization Day (New York, 21 November 2016)

    Theme for 2017: "African Industrial Development: A Pre-Condition for an Effective and Sustainable Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA)"

    The Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) was launched by African Heads of States in 2015 to create a single market for Africa. As the first flagship project of the African Union’s (AU) Agenda 2063, the CFTA aims to open the economies of fifty-four African countries to trade, combined possessing a population of more than one billion people and a gross domestic product of more than US $3.4 trillion.

  • Africa Week 2017 (New York, 16 - 20 October 2017)

    Theme for 2017: "Supporting an Integrated, Prosperous, People-centred, Peaceful Africa: Towards the Implementation of Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development"

    Africa Week celebrates and showcases Africa’s continuous advancements and achievements with respect to social, economic, political and environmental development. The Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA) and its partners organize a week-long series of events on Africa on the margins of the General Assembly Debate on Africa’s development.

  • Peace, Security and Development Nexus (Cape Town, 28 - 29 September 2017)

    Sharing Research and Knowledge on Managing Transition from Stabilization to Long-term Peacebuilding and Development with African Centres of Excellence

    The meeting will serve as a forum for stakeholders to develop and refine recommendations to update the knowledge base of African peacekeeping and peacebuilding training centres, building from recent peace operations and post-conflict reconstruction and development experiences in Africa.

Africa in Transformation

  • Agenda 2063, The Future We Want for AfricaAgenda 2063 is a vision for Africa by Africans for "an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena."
  • Africa is home to 20 % of the world youth, and 75 % of the population on the continent is under the age of 35. Africa’s youth presents immense opportunities for the continent.
  • TICAD 6 logo
    The Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD-VI) will be held on 27 & 28 August 2016 in Nairobi. Learn more about OSAA at TICAD-VI.
  • Sustainable Development GoalsThe UN General Assembly reaffirmed its support to Africa in the new 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.