The Africa Regional UN Development System Report 2020
Sustainable Development Goals
This report covers the period of February 2020 to February 2021 of the activities of the Regional United Nations Development System (UNDS) in Africa. The COVID-19 pandemic presented a severe toll on people, livelihoods and economies in Africa, and made the the operationalization of the nascent Regional Collaborative Platform (Africa RCP) an urgent task to accomplish. Several processes were formalized and enabled the UN entities that constitute the regional UNDS to provide coordinated and proactive support, playing a critical role in strengthening the capacity of African countries to respond to the pandemic, and charting pathways for continued recovery. These efforts are aimed at getting back on track in implementing the 2030 Agenda and SDGs; and the African Union’s Agenda 2063, with renewed urgency in the Decade of Action.