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4th session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development

Transformation Towards Sustainable and Resilient Societies

2-4 May 2018 | Dakar, Senegal

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The 2018 Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development will be held from 2-4 May 2018, in Dakar, Senegal, under the 2018 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development theme: ‘Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies.’

The overall objective of the Regional Forum is to conduct a regional follow-up and review of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the African Union’s Agenda 2063, and facilitate learning through sharing experiences and lessons learned to advance the implementation of the two agendas. The review of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is at global, regional, sub-regional and national levels, while Agenda 2063 is being reviewed at national, sub-regional and regional levels.

The aims of the Regional Forum include:

  • Carrying out a regional follow-up to and review of the implementation of the agendas and addressing challenges and opportunities associated with the implementation;
  • Providing a platform for peer learning and sharing experiences, good practices and lessons learned to accelerate implementation of the two agendas;
  • Deliberating and agreeing on the priorities and recommendations of Africa in the form of key messages as the region’s collective input to the 2018 High-level Political Forum session.

Based on the focus of theme of this year’s High-level Political Forum, participants at the Regional Forum will discuss the following issues: clean water and sanitation; affordable and clean energy; sustainable cities and communities; responsible consumption and production; and life on land.

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Participants from Major Groups and other Stakeholders consulting at the previous 3rd Session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development


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has been provided by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
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