Thursday, May 30, 2013

MDGs: Cameroon thinks beyond 2015

Developing a new development agenda for Cameroon after 2015 was under discussion at national consultation workshop on post 15 development agenda that took place in Yaounde on May 28, 2013.
According to Mr Emmanuel Nganou Djoumessi, Cameroon Minister of the Economy, Planning and Regional Development, it was certain that Cameroon would not attain the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015 but by the year 2020.
However, the country has done and can do better, notes the Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Madam Najat Rochdi.
Cameroon has made insignificant strides towards attaining the eight MDGs.
“The strides made could not have been significant, and it is perhaps for this reason that the country has been chosen amongst 50 to launch the post 2015 development agenda”, says Minister Nganou Djoumessi.
The Cameroon government and the United Nations system through the national consultation wish to revise its strategies by identifying problems linked to attaining the Millennium Development Goals two years to the evaluation phase.
The recommendations from the two days national consultation would be defended at the United Nations General Assembly in September 2013 as it would serve as the base report for 2015.
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are eight international development goals that were officially established following the Millennium Summit of the United Nations in 2000, following the adoption of the United Nations Millennium Declaration. All 193 United Nations member states and at least 23 international organizations have agreed to achieve these goals by the year 2015.

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