UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres has declared that the Organization, will work to promote peace and security, human rights, development and climate action, can only progress in Africa
The UN chief emphasized the alignment between the UN’s and African Union’s respective plans to ramp up inclusive and environmentally responsible economic development: the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the African Union’s Agenda 2063.
“The common battle they face, is to secure necessary financing for development, particularly for Africa.” Mr. Guterres said adding that the fundamental precondition for a more peaceful world and for well-managed migration that improved funding in the interests of the whole international community.
He warned that more ambition is needed, because they are not winning the battle and Africa is disproportionately affected: “the African continent practically does not contribute to climate change, but the African continent is one of the areas of the world where the impact of climate change is more dramatic and devastating.”
African Union welcomed the strong cooperation and collaboration between the two organizations and committed to continue working together in addressing peace and security issues and achieving sustainable development issues in Africa.
UN is scheduled to hold Climate Action Summit that will take place in September aimed at mobilize the needed partnerships, resources to achieve international climate action goals.