ZIMBABWE will next month host the sixth session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development.
The country committed to make progress in 2015 towards achieving the sustainable development goals.
By Kudakwashe Pembere
The event will be running under the theme, “2020-2030, A Decade To A Transformed And Prosperous Africa Through The 2030 Agenda.”
Addressing journalists, Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister Dr Sekesai Nzenza said this forum is an inter-governmental and multisectoral platform convened annually by the economic commission for Africa in collaboration with the African union commission.
Also in collaboration with the African Development Bank and the United Nations System to review progress, share experiences and lessons learnt in the implementation of agenda 2030 of the SDG goals. It is also the African Union agenda for sustainable development.
“This forum serves to build consensus on recommendations of key messages aimed at accelerating the implementation of agenda 2030,” she said.
She said the previous session was held in Morocco. “Since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda in2015, five sessions have been held with the last one being hosted by the Kingdom of Morocco in 2019. So Zimbabwe is privileged to host this year’s session. This session is planned to be action oriented. It brings together member states, civil society organisation, business, private sector, UN agencies and many other,” said Minister Nzenza.