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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
Economic Report on Africa 2011: Governing development in Africa - the role of the state in economic transformation
UNECA, 2011
by: Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)

Sustainable economic growth and social development constitute the primary goals of economic policy in Africa. It is expected that solid advances towards these goals will not only result in rising living standards across the continent but will also lead to full employment of resources as well as reduced income inequality and poverty. Some progress has been made, including continued improvement in macroeconomic management, the business environment and governance. However, many African countries have not experienced high economic growth rates over extended periods and reaching high levels of social development has been rare. This suggests the need for continuous appraisal of the continent?s development strategies and, in particular, the changing role of the state in the development process. Such appraisal is expected to lead to a deeper understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the continent?s development efforts, which, in turn, should provide lessons to shape the future.

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