UN success is measured on how many lives we change positively, says DSG Jan Eliasson
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The Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Jan Eliasson, today in Addis Ababa urged UN agencies and organizations working in Africa to measure their success by how useful their action is to the development of Africans on the ground. Addressing a press conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Mr. Jan Eliasson said “everything we do must be measured based how it makes life easier for the local people”, according to ECA’s Information and Communication Service at a world press conference addressed by him, Mr. Erastus Mwencha, Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission and Carlos Lopes, ECA's Executive Secretary and UN Under Secretary-General. The press conference came at the end of two days of deliberations by members of the UN Regional Coordination Mechanism (RCM-Africa) of UN assistance to the African Union and its NEPAD programme.