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25/03/2017 00:54

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ALGIERS- The evaluation of the application of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the drafting of the next Post-2015 Development Agenda is a double occasion for the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and the Group of 77 to interact, said Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra, at the opening of the meeting of NAM/G77 Joint coordinating Committee on Friday in Algiers.

Calling this double process of negotiating, a historic opportunity, Lamamra stressed the importance of joint efforts between the NAM and G-77 “to make of these two organizations, proposal forces that can influence the decision making and be able to reshape the configuration of the future economy for the welfare and development of our peoples."

The minister expressed conviction that the MDGs will only be achieved by the establishment of a global partnership for development and reaffirmed “Algeria ambition to share with its Southern partners its experience and lessons learned for achieving the MDGs."

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N’DJAMENA (Chad)- The works of the African Union (AU) high-level committee meeting on Post-2015 Development Agenda wrapped up Friday by the adoption of N’Djamena Declaration relating to the joint African position on Post 2015 Development Agenda.

The committee’s ten member countries were convinced that the adoption of this statement will provide AU’s members States with the appropriate framework, enabling them to speak with a single voice and to coordinate their efforts to realize the aspirations of the African populations for socio-economic development based on an inclusive growth as part of Post 2015 Development Agenda.

They also highlighted peace and security pillar, underlining its indivisibility of development and called on the African countries to adapt themselves to the joint African position based on six pillars which meet the aspiration of the African populations.

These pillars concern the structural economic transformation and the inclusive growth, science, technologies and innovation, the development focused on human beings, environmental sustainability and natural resources management.

It is also about the management of risks of natural disasters, peace and security as well as financing and partnership.  

This statement’s signatories expressed their appreciation for the coordination role played by AU Commission and for the technical support provided by the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), the African Development Bank (ADB), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). 

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N'Djamena- Africa has today a "coherent strategic vision to promote its interests in global negotiations," Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal said Friday in N'Djamena, Chad.

"Thanks to the efforts made, Africa has today a coherent strategic vision to promote effectively its interests in the global negotiations that require proved conceptual and technical mastery," said Sellal at the meeting of the African Union High Level Committee on Post-2015 Development Agenda.

He underlined the need for African continent to strengthen its presence within the international community by a "substantial" contribution, which would have an impact on the intergovernmental processes where decisions are made.

According to the Premier, if Africa was not associated, as required by its geopolitical weight and human potential, in defining the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), "it intends this time, owing to the quality of its strategic vision specified in relevant documents, to be involved in the decision-making process."

"This would allow highlighting the specificity of its development requirements, which were in the past "diluted in holistic approaches that remained with no real impact on the continent," he explained.

Sellal said that to achieve the MDGs and the priorities of the post-2015 Development Agenda Africa must eradicate the root causes of conflicts and instability in the continent and "take all measures to prevent them, particularly through efficient cross-border cooperation and the implementation of post-conflict reconstruction programmes, within the framework of African Peace and Security Architecture.

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ALGIERS- The chairman of the National Economic and Social Council (CNES) Mohamed-Seghir Babes stressed in Rome the need to fully involve civilian societies in the implementation of UN post 2015 development agenda that is due to be adopted by the next UN General Assembly, the CNES said Saturday ibn a statement. 

Babes attended the works of the board of directors of the International Association of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions (AICESIS), held in Rome.

During the works, Babes, also honorary president of the AICESIS, underlined the very complex transitional period between the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The chairman of the CNES mentioned the need for "equitable sharing out" of development fruits and a preservation of the environmental assets so as to ensure ecological sustainability.

In this respect, he noted, a sustainable development institute (UNU-IRRADA) has been created recently.

The institute comes under the United Nations University, and will be opened for students before the end of 2014. 

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