Trends in Sustainable Development – Africa
Since the beginning of the new century, Africa has enjoyed faster economic
growth than for several decades, thanks in part to improved economic
management and strong global demand for key export commodities, a new report
by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs found.
2008 Trends in Sustainable Development – Africa report also found that
despite such success, achieving the Millennium Development Goals remains a
challenge for sub-Saharan Africa, due to widespread poverty. The publication
was launched at the 16th session of the Commission on Sustainable
Development, which tackled pressing issues such as agriculture, drought, and
desertification that impact many rural African economies.