• Africa’s Youth on the Rise! Harnessing Africa’s Youth dividend to achieve prosperity for all

    ECOSOC Youth Forum, Breakout Session on Africa

    The regional breakout session on Africa provided a platform for young people around the world with emphasis on young Africans to engage with Member States, the private sector, academia, civil society, philanthropic organisations, and the Diaspora to discuss and share ideas and identify means for the effective implementation of Agenda 2030 and 2063 as well as to find solutions to challenges facing youth, including poverty, unemployment and underemployment, gender inequality, peace and security, etc.

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."
  • Women and girls are driving the progress towards economic, environmental, socio-cultural, political, scientific and technological goals in Africa.
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    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.
  • On 22 April 2016, 175 parties signed the Paris Agreement. The Agreement is critical for Africa's efforts to mitigate climate change and adapt to the impact of climate variability.
  • Sustainable Development GoalsThe UN General Assembly reaffirmed its support to Africa in the new 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.