Main Milestones
2015
Addis Ababa Action Agenda
Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Paris Agreement
2014
SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway
2013
High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
2012
United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, RIO +20: the Future We Want
2010
Five-year review of the Mauritius Strategy of Implementation: MSI+5
2005
BPOA+10: Mauritius Strategy of Implementation
2002
World Summit on Sustainable (WSSD) Rio+10: Johannesburg Plan of Implementation
1999
Bardados Programme of Action (BPOA)+5
1997
UNGASS -19: Earth Summit +5
1994
Bardados Programme of Action (BPOA)
1993
Start of CSD
1992
United Nations Conference on Environment and Development: Agenda 21
1987
Our Common Future
1972
United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm Conference)
Creation of UNEP
Sustainable Development ReporLand-Based Resources for Sustainable Development
UNECA,
by: Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)

Africa is endowed with rich and diverse renewable and non-renewable natural resources, yet its people remain among the poorest in the world. Improving the welfare of people in Africa requires sustainable development supported with peace and stability, and with human, institutional and organizational capacities to address immediate challenges, such as poverty and diseases. This inaugural issue of the Sustainable Development Report on Africa (SDRA) provides the first comprehensive analysis and assessment of the status of sustainable development in the continent. The theme of this maiden edition of the SDRA, focuses on Managing Land-Based Resources for Sustainable Development. It covers land, water, energy and mineral resources. The report analyses the social, economic and environmental sustainability of African countries, and examines the challenges and opportunities facing African countries in the exploitation of its land, water, energy and mineral resources in order to achieve sustainable development.

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