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Symposium on Governance for Implementing the Sustainable Development Commitments in Africa

In September 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Earlier in 2015, the Heads of State and Government of the African Union also committed to “Agenda 2063: The Africa we want,” a strategic framework for the socio-economic transformation of Africa over the next 50 years. Sustainable development is at the heart of both agendas, the 2030 Agenda defines it as the pursuit of “five Ps”: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnerships, and the Agenda 2063 among other things, aspires for a prosperous Africa based on inclusive growth and sustainable development. The implementation of both agendas hinges on good governance, effective, accountable and inclusive institutions, and professional and ethical public service.

In this respect, the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), and the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) are organizing a Symposium at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa from 11-13 December, 2017. The Symposium will debate and share lessons and approaches on how to implement the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063 in an integrated fashion, also bringing in other international agreements on sustainable development. It will reflect on how to take a whole-of-government and whole-of-society approaches to implementing the Agendas in various country situations.

To find out more visit the Division for Public Administration and Development Management.