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MDGs: Nigeria To Unveil MDGs Status Report Sept 25

Posted: Sep 21, 2015 at 1:22 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Sylvester Enoghase, Lagos

The Nigerian government will on Friday, September 25th be unveiling the country’s final status report on the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

A statement issued by the Media Consultant to the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on MDGs, Desmond Utomwen, on Sunday, stated that the Nigeria MDGs end-point report will be unveiled at the side-event hosted by Nigeria on Health, HIV/AIDS and Strengthening the Implementation of the SDGs during the General Assembly.

President Muhammadu Buhari, who will also be addressing the UN General Assembly for the first time since he was sworn in May, the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Nigeria Prof. Joy Ogwu,   Assistant Secretary General and Special Advisor to the UN Secretary General on Post-2015 Planning, Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, Global Director, United Nations Millennium Campaign, Mitchell Toomey and other world leaders are expected to be special guests at the event.

The MDGs end-point report chronicled the gains recorded in the implementation of the 15-year development framework as well as challenges and gaps requiring attentions in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will be adopted by world leaders at the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly as the replacement for the MDGs.

According to the statement, the Director/Acting Secretary of Programme, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Mr. Ogenyi Ochapa, while speaking at the multi-stakeholders’ forum on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Abuja on Friday, said that: “OSSAP-MDGs with the support of our development partners has produced the Nigeria 2015 MDGs End-point Report to document the various MDGs key milestones and achievements, notable policy drivers of successes, main challenges and key lessons learnt at both the National and Sub-National levels. This report is one of the documents that we will be circulating at the UN General Assembly.”