Tuesday, 15 September 2015

United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015

United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015The United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda will be held September 25-27, 2015 in New York and convened as a high-level plenary meeting of the UN General Assembly. The process of arriving at the post-2015 development agenda has been member state-led with broad participation from major groups and other civil society stakeholders.

The post-2015 agenda will provide a new global framework for all countries to better focus, coordinate and integrate their efforts as they work towards sustainable development, while eradicating poverty in all its forms. The new 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) are universal set of goals, targets and indicators that UN Member States are expected to use to frame their national development plans and policies over the next 15 years.

The SDGs follow, and expand on, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which were agreed by governments in 2000, and are due to expire at the end of this year. By focusing on inclusive growth and transformation, the SDGs reflect the development aspirations of African countries better than the MDGs and they are well aligned with AfDB’s Strategy for 2013-2022 that emphasizes the need for inclusive and green growth, in the quest for sustainable development and poverty eradication.

The AfDB, along with other development partners, will be providing support to its Regional Member Countries in Africa. The Bank is also actively contributing to the development of the SDGs and raising the African voice in the discussions, including through a dedicated Africa Regional Report on SDGs jointly produced with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Union. An AfDB delegation, headed by the President, will take an active role in the Post-2015 Summit’s discussions in New York and beyond. The UN Summit follows the Addis Ababa Financing for Development Conference in July 2015, where the broader development community and the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs), including the AfDB, were called upon to enhance the leverage and multiplier effects of financing and provide innovative financing solutions in order to help countries to maximize their own resources. Read More...


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