Accelerated action needed for Africa to attain SDGs and Agenda 2063 goals

The United Nations and the African Union need to do more to ensure all Africans see their futures in the sustainable development goals and the goals of Africa’s Agenda 2063, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed said. In remarks at the official opening of the Sixth Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD 2020), Ms. Mohammed said the absolute number of people living in poverty on the Continent had increased to 428 million, threatening 22.8 million people with severe food insecurity. Accordingly, the situation has increased income inequalities and youth unemployment.