Janneh says MDGs are consistent with NEPAD priorities
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Describing NEPAD as a framework for achieving the MDGs in Africa, UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Mr. Abdoulie Janneh, said today in New York that the MDGs and New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD) were inextricably linked, have similar goals and rely on partnerships at global and regional levels for successful implementation. Linking the two frameworks, Janneh said: “The MDGs aim to achieve objectives in poverty reduction, education, health, gender, and environment and serve as a reference for measuring development progress while NEPAD is at once a vision and strategic framework to increase the pace and impact of Africa’s socio-economic development”. The MDGs and NEPAD thus have similar goals and both rely on partnerships at the global and regional levels for their successful implementation, he said in a statement read on his behalf by Emmanuel Nnadozie, ECA’s Director of Economic Development and NEPAD at the high level panel on MDGs and NEPAD.