The Nordic Africa Institute

Africa and the Sustainable Development Goals

NAI library staff's suggested keywords to explore our collection in relation to each SDG.

Links below bring you to our search tool AfricaLit Plus External link, opens in new window., where you can narrow down or expand your query.

Print titles are usually available for loan within the Nordic countries, and quite a few titles are freely available online.


The 17 SDGs and links to our library catalogue

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

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Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

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Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

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Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*

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* "Acknowledging that the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is the primary international, intergovernmental forum for negotiating the global response to climate change.", Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2015), p. 27.

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

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Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions

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Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

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Official UN information

The UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform has a dedicated topic page on Africa External link, opens in new window..

The SDG Fund keeps a growing online library with publications External link, opens in new window., and the official UN website on Sustainable Development External link, opens in new window. has key information.

Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development External link, opens in new window. is the official name of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted in 2015.

Each of the SDGs at the UN SDG Knowledge platform: 1 External link, opens in new window., 2 External link, opens in new window., 3 External link, opens in new window., 4 External link, opens in new window., 5 External link, opens in new window., 6 External link, opens in new window., 7 External link, opens in new window., 8 External link, opens in new window., 9 External link, opens in new window., 10 External link, opens in new window., 11 External link, opens in new window., 12 External link, opens in new window., 13 External link, opens in new window., 14 External link, opens in new window., 15 External link, opens in new window., 16 External link, opens in new window., 17 External link, opens in new window.

More about NAI library's work with Agenda 2030

Libraries drive progress across the entire agenda by providing space and resources for studies and research on topics connected to SDG challenges. NAI library activities particularly support goals 4, 11.4, 16 and 17.