MDGs: more momentum needed

RWANDA

|
Image: President Paul Kagame at the UN General Assembly. By Rwandan Presidency
President Paul Kagame at the UN General Assembly

With only three years to the deadline for Millennium Development Goals, more momentum is needed to achieve them, says Rwandan President Paul Kagame.

President Kagame was addressing theUN General Assembly in New York, where he co-chaired the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) Advocacy Group with Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard. Convened by Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon.

With the deadline just three years and three months away, many of the millennium development goals are yet to be fulfilled especially in many developing countries, he said. 

President Kagame praised the new momentum and new ideas in addition to the work that has been done. He emphasized that improvements had been registered in terms of organization and mobilization in many countries.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard delved into the issue of agricultural productivity, one of the things she said could be attained within one season.

President Kagame echoed his co-chair’s remarks, saying some of the issues that need to be addressed are in a real sense simple, but require to a large extent the participation of citizens.

The MDGs are eight development outlined in September 2000 by 193 UN member states. The states agreed to achieve the goals by the year 2015.

According to the national institute of statistics of Rwanda, five of the MDGs are well on their way to attainment in Rwanda. These include; access to universal primary education, promotion of gender equality and women empowerment, reduction of maternal and child mortality rates and combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases.



Share the News

Get Daily Newsletter

Search News

comments powered by Disqus

MORE RWANDA NEWS

MTN Rwanda launches Damarara promo

MTN Rwanda has announced the launch of its customer loyalty promotion dubbed ‘Damarara’, which is designed to reward MTN customers based on the usage of MTN products and services.  Read More

MTN Rwanda launches youth campaign

MTN Rwanda has announced the launch of its new youth proposition campaign which is targeted at the youthful subscribers on its network. Read More

Rwanda, MasterCard collaborate on cashless society

The Government of Rwanda has announced a collaboration with MasterCard to fast-track the country’s move to include 90 percent of its citizens in the financial mainstream. Read More

Infrastructure investments highlight bright spots for SSA economic diversification

The commodity super cycle may have ended, but there are certainly bright spots for investors across sub-Saharan Africa, IHS has told the World Economic Forum on Africa. Read More

Africa’s CEOs look to innovation and technology to stimulate growth

CEOs in Africa are ramping up their efforts to innovate and find new ways to do business on the continent, according to PwC’s Africa Business Agenda released at the 26th World Economic Forum on Africa in Kigali. Read More

Smart Africa seeks One Africa Network

ICT Ministers and telecoms regulatory bodies meeting in Kigali have resolved to implement the new One Africa regional telecommunications framework initiative this year. Read More

New cloud platform offers SMEs greater convenience

MTN Business has unveiled a new cloud delivery platform in Rwanda and Cameroon, which will enable SMEs to access cloud services with greater ease. Read More

Safaricom, MTN Rwanda partner on mobile money transfers

In a move aimed at deepening financial inclusion and boosting regional trade, Safaricom has partnered with MTN Rwanda to enable customers to make mobile money transactions between Kenya and Rwanda. Read More

Ericsson, Worldwide E-Learning Campus invest in ICT skills development in Rwanda

Worldwide E-Learning Campus (WEC) in Rwanda has launched a partnership with Ericsson to develop professional ICT competencies within the country.  Read More

Tigo Rwanda launches end of year Mega Cash promo

Tigo Rwanda has announced the launch of its Mega Cash SMS-based promotion Tigo Bonane set to make one millionaire every day.  Read More

PRESS OFFICES

Sage EnterpriseSAP AfricaTrust PayVMWareSamsung ElectronicsMitsumi DistributionPhoenix DistributionMTN BusinessSchneider ElectricMultichoiceMicrosoft 4AfrikaNetworks UnlimitedArbor NetworksEricssonTigo Ghana

FEATURED STORY

First-ever Africa Barclays Accelerator programme concludesFirst-ever Africa Barclays Accelerator programme concludes

Ten fintech companies have concluded the first-ever Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars in Africa.

 

IN DEPTH

Ethical Hacking students can’t get a heck of a jobEthical Hacking students can’t get a heck of a job

Botswana ethical hacking students report that they are failing to break into the local job market. 

COMPANY NEWS

Sage Announces the Launch of Sage 50 Accounting in East and West Africa

Sage 50 Accounting Africa edition is a full business management solution for Small and Medium Businesses.