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General News of Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Source: Ghanaweb

Photos: Mahama addresses World Leaders Summit in New York

President John Dramani Mahama

President John Dramani yesterday addressed the High Level Summit for the adoption of the Post 2015 Development Agenda in New York ahead of the 70th United Nations General Assembly to be held on September 30, 2015.

Speaking at the UN world leaders on a new set of 15-year development goals, President Mahama said Africa has a lot of natural resources which the world can tap into, adding the continent can be more than a producer of basic goods that others refine.

He stressed on the need for European countries, in particular, to assist with relocating more companies to Africa, if the world is really committed to end the tide of young Africans seeking work in developed countries.

The adoption comes after intense negotiations as leaders sought to craft a framework that will address extreme poverty while also putting in place safeguards for the environment.

The September 30th General Assembly will be on the theme “The United Nations at 70 – The road ahead for peace, security and human rights”.