Africa and the Sustainable Development Goals

Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the official name of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted in 2015, which "seek to build on the Millennium Development Goals and complete what they did not achieve".

The African aspect. 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 Plus, where you can narrow down or expand your query. Print titles are usually available for loan within the Nordics, and quite a few titles are freely available online.

A two-day symposium at NAI end of March 2017 is dedicated to understanding African development within the framework of the SDGs.

Official UN information. Clicking the square icons will forward you to the official page for each SDG on the UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform, which also has a dedicated topic page on Africa. The SDG Fund keeps a growing online library with publications, and the official UN website on Sustainable Development has key information.

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


Three suggested topics in NAI library collections:
Crime prevention
Human security

Sustainable Development Goals
government publications
library resources
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