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Joint Ministerial Conference Ends with Call for Domestication of Agenda 2063, Seen as Crucial Opportunity for Africa

The 9th annual joint ministerial conference between the African Ministers of Finance, Planning, Economic Development and Integration ended on Tuesday. All the ministers called for the domestication of Agenda 2063 and 2030 for Sustainable Development, on the basis that this provides a significant chance for Africa to achieve inclusive and transformative development with equity. The ministers also acknowledged the role of regional integration through the RECs in the implementation of both developments agendas.

Speakers at the gathering included: H.E. Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma (Chairperson of the African Union Commission, pictured), H.E. Dr Carlos Lopes (Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa) and Mr Georges Wembi Lwambo (Minister of Planning of the Democratic Republic of Congo, who was also the Chair of the Ministerial conference).

The ministers also shared views and ideas for practices on the theme: “Towards an integrated and coherent approach to the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Agenda 2063 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”. They identified that Africa has made substantial progress towards social outcomes, with poverty levels decreasing in the various sub regions.

Click the following link for a detailed account of the conference:

http://www.au.int/en/pressreleases/27511/au-uneca-joint-ministerial-conference-concludes-urgent-call-domestication-agenda

Image source: www.jamaicaobserver.com

Text source: www.au.int, 6th April 2016

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