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Africa Renewal: March 2022

Economic Development

Ambassador Mathu Joyini

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.

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.
By UNECA

Environment

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.
By UNEP
UNEP Executive Director Inger Andersen on podium speaking to UN Environment Assembly.

Beating plastic pollution

Historic day as countries commit to develop a legally binding agreement.
By UNEP

Sustainable Development Goals

Amina J. Mohammed

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.

Health and Well-being

Mr. Koffi Kouame with a group of people in Madagascar.

Madagascar: Glimpse of hope amidst severe droughts

UNFPA giving health services to women and girls in arid Grand Sud.

Women

Secretary-General António Guterres meeting with Greta Thunberg

“A Sustainable Feminist Recovery”

On this International Women’s Day, the clock on women’s rights is moving backwards.

Gender

Vanessa Nakate

‘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.

Climate Change

Woman gathering water in Somalia.

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 Campaign