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Main Milestones
The Ocean Conference
Addis Ababa Action Agenda
Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Paris Agreement
SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway
High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, RIO +20: the Future We Want
Five-year review of the Mauritius Strategy of Implementation: MSI+5
BPOA+10: Mauritius Strategy of Implementation
World Summit on Sustainable (WSSD) Rio+10: Johannesburg Plan of Implementation
Bardados Programme of Action (BPOA)+5
UNGASS -19: Earth Summit +5
Bardados Programme of Action (BPOA)
Start of CSD
United Nations Conference on Environment and Development: Agenda 21
Our Common Future
United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm Conference)
Creation of UNEP
2005 African Governance Report I ?Striving for good governance in Africa?
UNECA, 2005
by: Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)

This report is a synopsis of the first major continent-wide study to measure and monitor ?Progress towards Good Governance in Africa,? undertaken by the Economic commission for Africa (ECA). The study conducted surveys and desk research in 28 project countries. The full results and analysis of the study are to be published in the first African Governance Report in 2005. ECA initiated this work to gauge citizens? feelings about the state of governance in Africa, to gather information on best practices and to identify the main requirements for capacity development in the region. The project identified four positive trends on the road to creating capable states in Africa: democratic transitions, political inclusiveness, voice and accountability and economic management. In the area of democratic transitions, many African countries have made significant strides, evolving from authoritarian or military regimes to more democratic arangements. We see a new social pact emerging, where state institutions and processes are gradually being reconstructed to promote the values of good governance. Indeed, elections have become the only acceptable basis for choosing and changing leadership.

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