Friday, February 6, 2015

Post2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA: Kenya Will Not Be Left Behind, President Kenyatta

TWS||Nicholas Waigwa
President Uhuru Kenyatta has said Kenya will not be left behind in the world’s post-2015 development agenda.

Uhuru Kenyatta gave the assurance in Nairobi on Wednesday, 4th February 2015 when he officially opened the 8th African Education International Regional Conference.

In 2015 two global processes will culminate within months of each other; In September world leaders will agree a new sustainable development agenda and in December set new binding climate targets.

The Organization behind the Conference has a membership 0f 348 institutions representing over 30 million individual members, drawn from 170 countries 

Kenyatta who highlighted his Government’s commitment to the post 2015 development agenda in his off the cuff remarks as he concluded his speech acknowledged the organization’s particular attention to girl child education.

President Uhuru Kenyatta: Photo, Online sources
He observed that inclusivity and the promotion of girls’ right to education define an ambitious philosophy aimed at the positive transformation of societies and nations through moral education, adding that the destiny of the youth in Africa rests in the skills and values education imparts in them.

“Every forward – looking, stable and inclusive society is defined by the diversity of education, and its commitment to the girl child.” President Kenyatta

The president told delegates at the conference that Kenya’s Government recognizes education as an important ingredient for promoting development and has adopted it as a key feature of his administration’s transformative agenda to accelerate and improve the quality of education through impactful measures.

He revealed that his government is investing more resources in the education sector than ever before in efforts to transform the quality of education guided by a desire to exceed the targets set by various frameworks including the Millennium Development Goals.

On January 15th Civil Society organizations and individuals in countries across the world including in Kenya launched the Action2015 campaign to exert pressure on world leaders to take concrete and ambitious action as the world prepares for new Development Goals expected to replace the Millennium Development Goals.

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The second session of the Intergovernmental Negotiations on the Post -2015 Development Agenda will take place on 17th -20th February to focus on whole the entire vision of the goals and the UN Climate Negotiations in Geneva from 8th to 13th February. 

The two negotiations are part of the post-2015 development agenda and climate change and is expected to grant participants in the Action2015 campaign in Africa and beyond with an unique opportunity to draw the world leaders’ attention to the campaigns’ key messages of action on poverty, inequality and climate change.
Action2015 is a growing citizen’s movement of hundreds of organizations around the world coming together to demand truly ambitions agreements on climate change poverty, inequality and injustice in 2015. 

The post-2015 development framework expected to be unveiled on 28th September 2015 by UN member states will determine how resources and priorities are shaped over the coming 15 years.

 “Help deliver a better future for all! World leaders should make sure all new development goals and targets work for everyone #leavenoonebehind"

"It won’t work if it leaves people out. Call on world leaders to ensure the #post2015 development agenda will #leavenoonebehind"

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