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Africa Renewal: March 2022
Women must be at the centre of Africa’s transformative free trade area
As we celebrate Women’s Day this March, the Permanent Representative of South Africa to the UN Ambassador Mathu Joyini says Africa needs to be deliberate in creating opportunities for women.
EU-AU Summit 2022: The EU wants to be Africa’s friend in need—and indeed
African and European leaders focus on actions to avoid previous pitfalls
Africa’s first AI research centre launched in Brazzaville, Congo
Funded by the UNECA and partners, ARCAI aims to provide technology education and skills to promote job creation, bridge the digital divide, enhance inclusive economic growth, and ensure Africa’s ownership of modern digital tools.
UNEP celebrates 50 years of solving the world's environmental challenges
The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) turns 50 this year, calling for more action on conservation.
Beating plastic pollution
Historic day as countries commit to develop a legally binding agreement.
Seeking an ambitious global action to curb plastic pollution
An interview with Ms. Inger Andersen, Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme.
“A Sustainable Feminist Recovery”
On this International Women’s Day, the clock on women’s rights is moving backwards.
African women identified as the core of the AfCFTA agenda
This was said at the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) being held in Kigali, Rwanda
Economic Commission for Africa
Sustainable Development Goals
UN deputy chief urges Resident Coordinators in Africa to help accelerate SDGs
She said each of the challenges faced can be turned into huge opportunities on the continent.
Being a Black woman in the US
Reflections of a refugee and advocate
‘You can’t have climate justice without gender equality’
— Vanessa Nakate, Ugandan climate activist.
In Morocco, fisherwomen adopt new climate-resilient practices
About 10,000 women collect shellfish and other seafood along the coastline to make a living.
The Secretary-General’s message on International Women’s Day
IPCC Report: Human-induced climate change causing widespread losses
‘We must take action now and adapt,’ says scientist Christopher Trisos, one of the authors of the latest IPCC report Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability.
Health and Well-being
Madagascar: Glimpse of hope amidst severe droughts
UNFPA giving health services to women and girls in arid Grand Sud.
Free Trade Area
New project to help operationalize AFCFTA in eight countries
It will support the implementation of more than 30 activities in Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Togo, and Tunisia
Kigali forum marks a new development era for Africa
The 8th African Regional Forum for Sustainable Development (ARFSD) will champion the continent as a destination of opportunity in line with the targets of SDGs.
Africa’s COVID-19 vaccine uptake increases by 15%
Around 62 million doses were administered across the continent in February up from 54 million in January.
Apply to be the next SDG champion
Searching for 17 young people between the ages of 15 and 29 driving change in their communities.