The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) will hold the annual Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) in preparation for the 2017 session of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). The theme will be 'Ensuring inclusive and sustainable growth and prosperity for all'. Among the aims of the forum are to: garner international support to translate the SDGs and Agenda 2063 aspirations into measurable and shared prosperity; examine early results of implementing the two agendas; and strengthen national governments; implementation efforts and inform the global debate at HLPF. UNECA is organizing the ARFSD along with the African Union Commission (AUC), the African Development Bank (AfDB), and other UN agencies.
dates: 17-19 May 2017
location: Addis Ababa, Adis Abeba, Ethiopia