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The full transcript of the remarks made by President Obama to the people of Africa at Mandela Hall in the African Union Headquarters PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 03 August 2015 12:59

Thank you. Thank you so much. Madam Chairwoman, thank you so much for your kind words and your leadership. To Prime Minister Hailemariam, and the people of Ethiopia - once Add a comment

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Ambitious SDGs PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 20 July 2015 08:53

Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UN Population Fund participated in the 3rd Financing for Development Conference held in Addis Ababa from July 13 to 16, 2015. He spoke to Capital on issues such as the role of the youth in the development agenda as well as how to make the SDGs successful.

Capital: What has been UNFPA’s interest in the Financing for Development conference?
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin:
UNFPA has participated in many side events. We have participated in areas of financing for health, education; we have looked at issues that have to do with the rights to make choices especially for women and girls. We are also doing a big side event on human resources for health. Add a comment

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SDGs to pave a level playing field PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 20 July 2015 08:52

Dr. Ayo Ajayi, Director of the Africa Team at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation came to Addis Ababa to attend the 3rd Financing for Development Conference. He sat down with Capital to discuss the foundation’s work in Africa and  the SDGs.

Capital: There have been several pledges made by different organizations for the realization of the SDGs. Is the Gates Foundation making any commitments?
Dr. Ayo Ajayi:
We have already announced a commitment of USD 75 million. We were also talking about what we need for nutrition, to eliminate stunting and malnutrition. We have doubled our budget for nutrition  to USD 776 million for the next six years. Add a comment

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Decent work, fair income distribution PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 20 July 2015 08:50

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is an agency within the United Nations that deals with labor issues, focusing particularly on social protection, labor standards implementation and work opportunity creation in UN member states. In an exclusive interview, Capital spoke to ILO Director General Guy Ryder, to discuss his aspirations for the Third Financing for Development Conference and the state of the international labor market.

Capital: Can you tell us what priorities top ILO’s post-2015 development agenda?
Guy Ryder:
We have been working very hard into inputting quite substantively in the post-2015 agenda. If you see the draft document going to the General Assembly in September, I would say that the absolute top priority of all of them is Goal #8, which talks about inclusive growth: A full, productive employment in decent work for all. It is jobs and decent work, which is really at center stage. Add a comment

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2. Do you think Ethiopia will become the third largest economy in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2017?

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