The Nordic Africa Institute

Africa and the Sustainable Development Goals

NAI library staff have selected keywords (topics) for each SDG as entry points to our library collection, solely focused on Africa.

Clicking on the links (below) will bring you to our search tool AfricaLit Plusexternal 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 poverty in all its forms everywhere

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

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Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

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Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

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Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

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Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

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Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

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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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Reduce inequality within and among countries

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Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

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Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

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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.

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

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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 Africaexternal link, opens in new window.

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

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