This edition of the Common African Position newsletter focuses on three issues: the latest negotiating text for next month's UNGA SDG session, Africa's preparations for next year's World Humanitarian Summit and commentaries on the outcome of the Addis FFD conference.
The high-profile UN General Assembly session to adopt the ambitious framework for wide-ranging Sustainable Development Goals is just over a month away. In preparation for the session, international negotiators recently concluded the last official negotiating session in New York. The draft text for adoption at the UN debate has been published. Entitled, Transforming our world - the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, it can be downloaded here.
Africa's preparations for the World Humanitarian Summit, to be held in Turkey in May next year, are well on track. The African Union recently organised consultations in Cameroon and Tanzania to discuss the Common African Position for this conference, which should be getting much more attention, given the impact of climate change on Africa.
The outcomes of the Financing for Development conference continue to prompt commentaries: enjoy our selection, below.