Posted by: africanpressorganization | 7 April 2009

African experts assess progress made towards attaining the millennium development goals



African experts assess progress made towards attaining the millennium development goals


ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 7, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A two–day validation workshop to review the progress made by African countries towards the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) opens tomorrow , Wednesday 8 April 2009, at the  headquarters of the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


Jointly organized by the African Union Commission (AUC), the African Development Bank (AfDB), and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the workshop will hold from 8 – 9 April 2009, in the Conference Centre of the African Union Commission .It is aimed at analysing the trends and difficulties so as to look for solutions to accelerate progress towards attaining the MDGs in Africa.

The workshop, which brings together experts drawn from AU Member States, will enrich the report with adequate statistics and provide a global picture regarding Africa’s development/challenges in the attainment of the MDGs.


Meanwhile, participants will be able to share experiences and challenges faced in their pursuit to attaining the MDGs, as well as strategies to achieve the MDGs. The workshop would also assist the African Union to draw sound recommendations regarding the implementation of the MDGs in order to meet the target date of 2015.


Worth recalling that, the draft Report prepared jointly by the AUC, the AfDB, and the UNECA will be reviewed and improved by participants and submitted to the Joint AU-UNECA Conference of Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development for consideration and subsequently to the AU Assembly for adoption.



Journalists are invited to cover the opening session of the workshop on Wednesday 8 April 2009, at 9h00 am.



SOURCE : African Union Commission (AUC)



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