'New, Proud Africa' at Addis Summit - Carlos Lopes

For four days, government, business and organizational representatives are gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to discuss how to fund the future for "people and the planet". The Third Financing for Development summit [#FfD3] aims to replace the United Nations Millennium Development Goals - focused on ending extreme poverty - with a global 'sustainable development' agenda. Carlos Lopes, who heads the Economic Commission for Africa, says the fact that the conference is taking place in Africa - for the first time -  shows that the perception of "poor and disabled" continent has been replaced by a "new, proud Africa."

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UNECA Executive Secretary Carlos Lopes speaking at the UN Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


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