The ninth session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development will be held on the theme, ‘Accelerating the Inclusive and Green Recovery from Multiple Crises and the Integrated and Full Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Agenda 2063’. The Forum is organized jointly by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the Government of Niger, in collaboration with the African Union Commission (AUC), the African Development Bank (AfDB), and other UN system entities.
The Forum will undertake in-depth review of progress made in the implementation of five SDGs, namely Goals 6 (clean water and sanitation), 7 (affordable and clean energy), 9 (industry, innovation, and infrastructure), 11 (sustainable cities and communities), and 17 (partnerships for the Goals), and the corresponding goals of Agenda 2063. It will also serve as a platform for the sharing of experiences, good practices, and lessons learned in efforts to implement the two Agendas.
Key messages and a declaration from the Forum will serve as the collective African input to the 2023 session of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), to be held in New York in July 2023, and SDG Summit 2023 during the UNGA High-level Week in September.
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dates: 28 February – 2 March 2023
location: Niamey, Niger