Linking the SDGs (Agenda 2030) and Agenda 2063

Linking the SDGs (Agenda 2030) and Agenda 2063

Texts from the UN and AU on the intersection of their respective Agendas

  • AU Comparative Summary
  • UNDP version: "Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda broadly converge on social development (people), inclusive economic development (prosperity), on peaceful and inclusive societies and responsive institutions (peace), and on a number of environmental sustainability issues (planet).

    However, there are also areas of divergence: SDG areas that are not, or are only marginally covered by Agenda 2063 include inequality within and between countries, and issues related to the sustainable management of terrestrial ecosystems, forests, desertification, land degradation and biodiversity. Sustainable consumption and production is also not part of the continental agenda.

    Agenda 2063 areas of focus which are less central to the 2030 Agenda relate to the AU’s pan-African drive, African cultural identity, common heritage, values and ethics; the African Renaissance; and the strong focus on the security agenda, including the common defense, foreign and security policy for the continent. The SDGs, on the other hand, reference culture’s contribution to sustainable development.

    In addition, majority of the Agenda 2063 flagship projects focus on transport and ICT infrastructure and economic growth, indicating a drive for accelerated growth and economic structural transformation."