Prior to the official opening, the APRM was actively engaged in the HLPF exhibition with other international organizations as well as the VNR labs. The APRM took part in two VNR Labs on the regional process of VNR in Africa and the peace-security relevance to Agenda 2030, on July 11 & 13th respectively. Furthermore, the APRM will be hosting a side event on SDGs 16 and 17 which will demonstrate African countries’ national experiences, including Egypt, Cote D’Ivoire and South Africa, on domestication, finance and raising awareness of SDGs. The side event will also highlight the role of partnerships in aligning efforts for fostering the realization of SDGs and Agenda 2063 ”The Africa We Want”.
The APRM CEO, Prof. Eddy Maloka, inaugurated his mission by conducting bilateral discussions with the Permanent Representatives of Egypt and Sudan to the United Nations with fruitful talks on issues of governance, peace and security in Africa. from his side, the permanent ambassador of Egypt, Amb. Mohamed Edrees commended the role of the APRM as a continental mechanism to support African sister countries in enhancing their governance structures and sharing best practices.
The HLPF sessions aim to improve and contribute towards the efforts of States as highlighted by the session on; “Four years of VNRs; Lessons learned on implementing the SDGs”. The HLPF is set to conclude this week with a session on: “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”, to ensure more equitable distribution of benefits associated with development in States.
The voluntary national reviews (VNRs) aim to facilitate the sharing of experiences, including successes, challenges and lessons learned, with a view to accelerating the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
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