Poor countries converge for SDGs meet in Abuja

EMEKA OKONKWO
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – SOME 16 less developed nations (LDCs) have converged in Abuja, Nigeria to discuss the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
World leaders endorsed the set of goals under the auspices of the United Nations in 2015.
The two-day conference organised by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is designed to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and experiences in the course of the implementation of SDGs in LDCs.
SDGs, an off-shoot of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), are a global programme with a 17-point agenda designed to uplift the quality of  life of humans the world over.
Among countries attending the event in Nigeria include Angola, Ethiopia, Gambia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania Uganda and Zambia.
Nigeria Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed, has officially opened the summit.
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