UNDP: IN Africa, Meeting the Aspirations of Citizens Critical to Achieving Development Goals

Accra, 12 Nov – The head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Achim Steiner, called for stronger partnerships between governments in Africa and the United Nations to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  “The next generation of development work must be linked to how citizens want to shape their lives, and the UN must build trust with governments, development partners and all stakeholders,” UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner said.  “Only through becoming relevant to the aspirations and needs of citizens will…

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Guterres says justice must be done following deadly Burkina Faso convoy attack

Authorities in Burkina Faso must “do everything in their power” to bring to justice the perpetrators of an attack on a mining company convoy in the West African nation on Wednesday, which killed dozens and left scores more injured, the UN chief said on Thursday.  “The Secretary-General conveys his condolences to the families of the deceased, as well as to the people and Government of Burkina Faso and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured”, his Spokesperson told reporters in New York.   Montreal-based mining company, Semafo, said five of its buses carrying workers, escorted by Burkina Faso military personnel, were attacked while traveling…

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