26 February 2013

Gambia: National Dialogue On Post 2015 Development Agenda to Be Launched Today

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on behalf of the UN system in The Gambia and other stakeholders will today, Tuesday 26th launch the National Dialogue on Post 2015 Development Agenda at the Friendship Hostel in Bakau.

The one day launching will also feature discussions on the post Rio+20 Conference outcomes.

In a letter sent to the Daily Observer, the UNDP resident representative, Izumi Morota-Alakija, indicated that during the conference, the global community reaffirmed its common vision that poverty eradication is the greatest global challenge facing humanity and an indispensable requirement to sustainable development.

"From this conference, the participants also agreed to make every effort to accelerate the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals and to continue to be guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the UN. The Gambia participated in the conference and demonstrated commitment to a green economy for wealth creation, employment, livelihood as well as poverty reduction and sustainable improvement of the welfare of the population through a national report on Rio+20," reads her letter.

To this end, she noted that today's discussion with stakeholders is aimed at ensuring a wider and deeper national participation in these global processes, and further to strengthen national ownership and ensure holistic participation of all sections of society, to guarantee great impact in related programming, implementation and monitoring.

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