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Africa actively and fully participated in SDGs, must own it

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, and the United Nations Secretary General met in New York, USA, on 27 September 2015. They discussed issues of common interest including the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), climate change, and peace and security on the continent.

The Chairperson expressed delight in the active participation of African countries in the process leading up to the adoption of the SDGs. On his part, the UN Secretary General commended the critical contribution of Africa to the SGDs, as well as the formulation of Africa’s ambitious vision, Agenda 2063. He enjoined Africa to take ownership of the development agendas.

On the issue of peace and security, the AU Commission Chairperson informed the Secretary General that the Heads of State and of Government adopted the report of the South Sudan Commission of Inquiry, when they met during the Peace and Security meeting. The two personalities also exchanged on Darfur, Somalia and Libya.

Both the Chairperson and the Secretary General agreed to continue working hard toward reaching a final agreement on climate change during the conference planned in Paris at the end of the year.

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