Africa and the Sustainable Development Goals

5 August 2015
Counting down to the UNGA SDG summit

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.

The Third International Conference on Financing for Development: updates and selected resources

ITUC-Africa Human and Trade Union Rights Network: statement on illicit financial flows

How the world can put a stop to illicit financial flows

UN General Assembly endorses the Addis Ababa Action Agenda

UNDP: Supporting Africa's middle-income countries

The post-2015 development agenda: updates and selected resources

Ensuring gender-sensitive implementation of the post-2015 development framework

UN General Assembly endorses the Addis Ababa Action Agenda

Africa's Sendai Framework starts moving

Common African Position on the World Humanitarian Summit: Eastern Africa consultation

The influence of the Sendai Framework on the SDG framework

Olusegun Obasanjo: My Africa utopia

UN projects world population to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, driven by growth in developing countries

Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC: updates, selected resources

Re-imagining African agriculture in the face of climate change

Nigeria to balance GHG emission cuts with development peculiarities

Zimbabwe's climate change ambitions may be too tall

Kenya's climate change bill aims to promote low carbon growth

Climate-smart agriculture platform launched in Kampala

Mozambique seeks south-south knowledge in tackling deforestation, greenhouse emissions

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