The United Nations Agenda 2030 and the African Union Agenda 2063: Dialogues for the Sustainable Development in Africa

This paper aims to discuss the potentialities for sustainable development in Africa through the dialogue of the United Nations 2030 and the African Union Agenda 2063. While the 2030 Agenda seeks to achieve inclusive growth and development and promote economic, social and environmental, the AU Agenda 2063 advocates for structural transformation and people-centred development based on the strengthening of capacities in the areas of agriculture, industry and science technology and innovation. Poverty and inequality in highlights the relevance of both agendas for Africans. However, African States´s endorsement of both the global and continental agendas poses challenges of multiple implementations and underscores the needs to reconcile the goals both agendas through an effective and coordinated implementation strategy. The paper offers a comparative and critical analysis of the AU and UN agendas, stressing areas of convergence and questioning its implementation.