Kagame to attend summit on Sustainable Development Goals in US
Rwandaâ€™s President Paul Kagame is expected in the US on Wednesday to attend the International conference on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Sustainable Development Goals were set out of targets relating to future international development and will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) once they expire at the end of this year.
On the sidelines of the two-day conference that starts from 23-24 next week, President Kagame will address World Leaders Forum on a topic dubbed: Beyond Policy and Financing; How to Sustain Development.â€™
Established in 2003 by Lee C. Bollinger, the World Leaders Forum is a year-round event series aimed to advance lively, uninhibited dialogue on the large economic, political, and social questions of our time.
During the forum, Kagame will speak alongside Liberiaâ€™s President Ellen Johnson SirLeaf, President of Malta, Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, UN Deputy Secretary General, Jan Eliasson and Irina Bokova, among others.
Rwanda has been successful in attaining Millennium Development Goals, especially lifting over 1 million people out of poverty.
UN secretary general, Ban Ki Moon said Nations championed the success of MDGs for lifting more than 1 billion people out of extreme poverty.
Speaking at the review of MDGs achievements recently, President Kagame said that: â€œI have had the opportunity to co-chair the MDG Advisory Group and look forward to partnering on delivering on SDGs.â€