ECA - Africa can lead in energy, agriculture and manufacturing
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa.;
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Addressing Ministers at the Africa Regional Consultative Meeting on the Sustainable Development Goals, Mr. Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa has urged Ministers to be guided by a moral compass of ensuring the “greatest good for the greatest number. Mr. Lopes told the eminent gathering that sustainable development is about reframing the global development agenda in ways that will give both present and future generations the autonomy to be active forces in their own destinies. “Africa has within its reach, the capacity, the people, resources and opportunities to lead the way on sustainable development,” he said. He also proposed opportunities in three sectors where Africa can lead.