Workshop on validation of the National Report on the Millennium Development Goals 2015

The objective of this workshop is to streamline and refine the work on the official document on the Millennium Development Goals for this year in the Republic of Equatorial Guinea. A dossier will be presented at the UN Summit in New York, by the Head of State, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.

The National Technical Committee responsible for drafting the report on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for 2015, is meeting between June 15 and 17 at the Hotel Hotel Sofitel Sipopo Le Golf of Malabo to discuss and continue defining the work of the document. This report will be presented by the Head of State of Equatorial Guinea, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, at the Special Sustainable Development Summit, to be held in New York in September of this year.

Before beginning the workshop there was an opening ceremony, which began with the words of the Director General of Planning, in his capacity as Second Vice President of the National Technical Committee on MDGs, Bienvenido Osa Micha, who reported on the activities held during the three-day workshop.

Then the Minister of Economy, Planning and Public Investment, Eucario Bakale Angüe, addressed the attendees, insisting once again on the importance of this issue, first congratulating the committee on the progress of the work of that document: “on behalf of the Government, we show our satisfaction with the progress of the work, which has led us to have a draft of the national report, which reflects the efforts of the Government and People of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea in achieving the goals set for the proposed horizon by the Millennium Summit of 2000.”

The Minister also requested that the report be submitted in a technically-elaborate language, and reminded them to work with the roadmap marked by the United Nations system.

During these three days, the actors of this work will meet in three groups, which will be headed by a chairman and rapporteur; the latter will report to the plenary on the results and decisions.

During this workshop, they will work on the main points that embody these objectives, which are, among others: the eradication of extreme poverty; achieving universal primary education; promoting gender equality; reducing child mortality; decreasing maternal mortality; combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases; ensuring environmental sustainability; and promoting a global partnership for development.

The opening ceremony of the work was attended by the Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Equatorial Guinea, Daniel Josue Cartaya Laya and the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Eulogio Abeso Oyana, among other national and international authorities.

Text and photos: Mansueto Loeri Bomohagasi (D. G. Base Internet)

Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office

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