Voices from Africa - June 2017

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Summary

1. Achim Steiner takes office as Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme

2. Ocean Conference: Countries agree on decisive and urgent actions to restore marine world

3. DRC, Cote d'Ivoire, Rwanda, Uganda and Zimbabwe awarded gold in the Gender Seal Awards

4. Unlock the potential of African entrepreneurs to accelerate industrial transformation, says the African Economic Outlook 2017

5. First Africa Data Revolution Report maps data ecosystem

6. US$12 million in loans to support thousands of small businesses quarrying 'Development Minerals' in Africa

7. UNDP and GSMA partner on mobile technology for global development goals

8. Regional judges meet to promote law as a tool to strengthen the HIV response in Africa

9. UNDP Africa presents latest knowledge products to the African Group of Ambassadors to the UN

10. 13 years of conflicts and serious human rights violations documented in the Central African Republic

Our blog series:

1. Setting sail to achieve SDG 14 - Life below Water - in Africa, by Saskia Marijnissen

2. Nature to the rescue: using ecosystem services to reduce flood risks, by Saskia Marijnissen

3. Land degradation and migration: Will restoring the land keep people at home? by Phemo Kgomotso

4. Saint-Louis, Senegal: the challenge of sustainability, by Abdoulaye Mar Dieye

5. Can the SDG target to industrialise be achieved in resource-rich Africa countries? by Degol Hailu & Chinpihoi

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6. The food situation in Ethiopia is also of great concern, by David das Neves

7. Funding the SDGs in resource-rich countries, by Degol Hailu & Chinpihoi Kipgen

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