The COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has shown that what began as a health crisis quickly evolved into a human and socio-economic crisis. While the crisis has derailed progress towards the SDGs, it also makes their achievement urgent and necessary.
Decreasing carbon emissions is vital to fighting climate change. Getting deforestation and forest degradation under control is one of many ways to use nature-based solutions in climate action. Receiving payments for such efforts shows the potential of letting nature take care of itself. Gabon is the first African country to receive payments.
The United Nations Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA) has launched a network of African academics and experts who will contribute their vast knowledge and expertise of the continent’s unique context to Africa’s development. It is a platform for African experts to exchange views and influence policy.
To help build the capacity of policy makers from African Member States to design and implement policies that promote inter-linkages between peace, security, human rights, humanitarian affairs and development to accelerate sustainable development on the continent, OSAA held two virtual sub-regional workshops in June.
In efforts to reshape mindsets and change the narrative about Africa, daily throughout May, the Africa Dialogue Series showcased the continent’s rich and diverse cultural heritage.
This year’s broad and inclusive activities celebrated the continent’s identity, culture, history and achievements.
How do you envision Africa after COVID-19?
Ten urban Senegalese artists answer this question by painting the post-pandemic world on the walls of Dakar, Senegal’s capital, and to raise awareness about COVID-19. The pandemic is not over yet, but the dreams of the artists endure.
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