Carlos Lopes addresses Uganda's high level dialogue on Financing for Development
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)Lopes, Carlos;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa.;
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The Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa, Mr. Carlos Lopes paid a visit to Kampala, Uganda at the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the UN Country Team to address a High Level Dialogue Session on Financing for Development together with the President of the 69th General Assembly of the United Nations, Minister Sam Kutesa. The High-Level Dialogue took place on 20 July, following the conclusion of the International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa. It was seen as an opportunity to devolve the outcomes of the Conference and to discuss Uganda’s focus and shift towards domestic resource mobilization. In his keynote speech, Mr. Lopes noted that the implementation of the post-2015 Agenda would require its internalization and customization to the specific needs and peculiarities of the local environment and context. He lauded the Government of Uganda for its strong tradition of development planning that dates back to the era of Poverty Reduction Strategies and the country’s Vision 2040, which is centered on key elements of economic, social and environment sustainability.