The United Nations is to declare a global decade of action at the organisation’s general assembly in 2020 to help fight extreme poverty by promoting increased investment in education and job creation.
Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Muhammed, revealed this in Gombe during a visit to the state governor.
Lanre Adeyemi reports that when it comes to social and economic indices, African countries tend to have the worst statistics.
The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals targets improving the quality and standard of living across the globe but with particular
emphasis on underdeveloped countries.
The next United Nations general assembly is to be chaired by Nigeria. That is when the international community would declare a decade of action on extreme poverty and illiteracy.
Although a global effort, the impact would be mostly felt in rural communities. The global body is committed to working closely with subnational governments such as Gombe State.
Nigeria failed to achieve the Millennium Development Goals MDG that ended in 2015. Its federal government says it is working hard to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals before the 2030 deadline.