Addis Ababa, 19 January 2023 (ECA) - The Ninth Session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD-9) will be convened in Niamey, Niger, from 28 February to 2 March 2023.
The Forum is organized jointly by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Government of Niger, in collaboration with the African Union Commission, the African Development Bank and other entities in the United Nations system.
The theme of the ninth session of the Regional Forum is “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 will review progress made in the implementation of five selected Sustainable Development Goals on clean water and sanitation; affordable and clean energy; industry, innovation, and infrastructure; sustainable cities and communities; and partnerships for the Goals. This review is also situated within efforts to deliver climate action, and build resilience in a challenging era of ‘polycrises’
To be held in hybrid format, allowing for in-person and online, the Regional Forum will bring together ministers and other high-level policymakers and experts from Governments and intergovernmental organizations. It will also attract private sector representatives, civil society organizations and other major groups, and international development partners.
Furthermore, the Forum will be a platform for the sharing of experiences, good practices and lessons learned in efforts to implement the 2030 Agenda and the Agenda 2063. Participants will identify and build a consensus on policy options and actions, to be adopted in key messages and in the Niamey Declaration. The key messages and the declaration will also serve as the collective African input to the 2023 high-level political forum on sustainable development, to be held in New York from 10 to 20 July 2023; and Sustainable Developments Goals Summit at Heads of State and Government high level week in September 2023.
The Forum will feature High level panel discussions on the implementation of the SDGs and on financing inclusive recovery and just transitions and to accelerate implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Agenda 2063 in the context of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
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