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Liberia launches 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Dev. Goals

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A scene from the launching ceremony
A scene from the launching ceremony

(elbcradio.com/Jan. 26, 2016)- Liberia, in partnership with international donor institutions, has launched the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development Goal in Liberia.

The Chief Launcher of the Agenda, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, challenged development partners to work out appropriate strategies to cope with its universal goals.

President Sirleaf said:” The success of the process is contingent on the collective commitment of citizens and stakeholders to address the challenges of developing countries.”

She pledged government’s commitment to the Agenda amidst the enormous challenges in the areas of the economy, infrastructure, agriculture and energy.

Others include gender inequality, unemployment, climate change, education, and health, among others.

The Agenda 2030, under the theme, “Transforming Our World,” comprises 17 sustainable Development Goals.The document seeks to end poverty, achieve food security, improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

It is also intended to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education, and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. In separate remarks, representatives of the United Nations and other international partners have also pledged their renewed support to the process.

The program was graced by Government officials, UN agencies, and other representatives of donor institutions.

 


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