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Closing the infrastructure gap

The Addis Agenda recognizes that investing in sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including transport, energy, water and sanitation for all, is a pre-requisite for achieving many of the SDGs. Demographic changes, migration, climate change and urbanisation increase the need for infrastructure development, especially in developing economies. Transportation infrastructure, such as roads, railways, ports, airports, is of central importance for economic development. In Land-Locked Developing Countries (LLDCs), it is particularly important as it enables trade.

Ending hunger and malnutrition

In support of these commitments, the AAAA recognizes that the majority of poor people live in rural areas, and emphasizes the need to revitalize the agricultural sector in order to promote rural transformation, protect biodiversity and ensure food security in a sustainable manner.  It also recognizes the need for improved nutrition in both urban and rural contexts, and calls for increased public and private financing to bring about the changes required.

Delivering social protection and essential public services

The Addis Agenda committed to establish a new social compact to deliver social protection and essential public services for all. As part of the social compact, the international community committed to provide support to country efforts and to explore funding modalities. This compact contains two components: a commitment to deliver social protection systems and measures for all, including floors; and a package of essential public services.