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Speaker Among calls for inclusive implementation of SDGs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Speaker Anita Among has urged government and the United Nations (UN) to ensure that implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) reaches the most marginalised and vulnerable communities. She said that this will aid the achievement of the desired SDGs. “There should also be credible …

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UN urges Africa to tap private finance to achieve SDGs

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | African governments should tap into private finance in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a United Nations official said on Tuesday. Walid Badawi, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) resident representative in Kenya, told a forum in Nairobi Kenya’s capital that the issue of …

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UN chief calls for joint efforts to advance SDGs

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called for joint efforts to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He made the appeal in a video message to a high-level virtual meeting of the Group of Friends of the Global Development Initiative. “We are fast approaching the mid-point …

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UN chief urges efforts to attain SDGs by altering food systems

United Nations | Xinhua | United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called for greater collective efforts to achieve all the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by transforming the current food systems. “At this pre-summit, we can define the scope of our collective ambition and strengthen our efforts to achieve all …

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UN says private sector key to realize sustainability agenda in Africa

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | African governments should leverage capital, technology and manpower from industry to hasten realization of sustainability agenda and pandemic recovery in the continent, a senior UN official said on Thursday. Amina J. Mohammed, UN Deputy secretary-general, said that targeted investments from Africa’s indigenous businesses are required to …

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The garbage, sewerage, and planning challenge to Uganda’s new cities

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   Uganda’s newly established cities need to plan and manage settlements to avoid the same pitfalls that befell Kampala, the Capital City. Government in July inaugurated seven new ‘cities’ by elevating former municipalities of Arua, Gulu, Mbale, Jinja, Masaka, Mbarara, and Fort Portal to city …

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Can Uganda steer out of poverty?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More Ugandans could drift into poverty unless government comes up with measures to cushion those that have been rendered jobless as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. As the world marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, there are fears that poverty levels in …

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