Africa Week
Supporting an Integrated, Prosperous, People-centred, Peaceful Africa: Towards the Implementation of Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Monday, October 16, 2017 to Friday, October 20, 2017
United Nations, New York

The theme of Africa Week 2017, “Supporting an Integrated, Prosperous, People-Centred and Peaceful Africa: Towards the Implementation of Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, will allow for substantive discussions on a range of issues that are in line with the implementation of goals set out in the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. These two Agendas are mutually reinforcing as they focus attention on inclusive and sustainable structural transformation across all dimensions of sustainability including governance, peace and security and sustainable development.

A prosperous African continent is one where the different national economies are seamlessly integrated and the economic and social participation of all citizens is guaranteed and promoted. Governments and partners should work to ensure a fertile environment for entrepreneurship to take root and flourish, and to impede and reverse illicit financial flows, as means to stimulate economic growth and with a focus on peace and security.

The international development partners, private sector and civil society each add significant value in support of Africa’s aspirations. The events of this Week represent an opportunity for open discussion on topics central to the overall theme.

Africa Week 2017


Addressing the Climate Change - Migration Nexus and its Implications for Peace and Security in Africa

Africa Week - 19 Oct 2017:

About the Session:

  • Effects of migration and relocation on development, with a focus on young people and women.
  • Effective governance as a driver for peace and security.
  • APRM as the preventive mechanism for building peace and security; showcasing the latest APRM review reports.
  • ECA's Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe speaks on efforts by the ECA and the importance of peace and security in providing an enabling environment for sustainable development and to realizing the aspirations of Agenda 2063.