Once again, the United Nations has committed to support Africa in achieving sustainable development. At the 2017 United Nations-African Union Annual Conference held on April 19, 2017, the UN Secretary General, António Guterres and the AU Commission Chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat, agreed on synergising the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (the SDGs) and the Agenda 2063 of the African Union.
To this effect, the two leaders signed a joint UN-AU Framework for Enhanced Partnership in Peace and Security. The framework outlines conflict management, prevention and mediation, and early warning as priority areas.
The two leaders further pledged to prepare a joint framework on sustainable development, which will specifically capture the implementation of the objectives and content of both the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063.
To further confirm the commitment of the UN, Guterres released a partnership report titled: ‘UN System Support for the New Partnership for Africa’s Development’