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Negotiation Support Portal Presentation given by Sam Szoke Burke Legal Researcher at Columbia Centre on Sustainable Investment during the 7th Plenary Meeting PD-NR
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Keynote address by H.E. Mr. Mosebenzi Joseph Zwane at the Seventh Plenary PD-NR Meeting
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Welcoming remarks given by H.E. Mr. Abdoulaye Magassouba at the 7th Plenary PD-NR Meeting
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Welcoming Remarks by Günter Nooke at the 7th Plenary Meeting PD-NR
Now is the time to take strong action to ensure the best future possible for all children around the world. Let’s tap into all the positive energy that this ground-breaking summit has generated. Through our leadership and joint work, we can turn words into action, bringing the future we want into reality.
While the SDG Summit was the “what” conference, the last two days have been the “how” conference. By 2030, we need to end extreme poverty. We need to have made a dent on all poverty. And we should be well on the way to eradicating it altogether.
As I mentioned at the opening of our conference, we need to go from billions to trillions when it comes to development finance. The Global Partnership provides a strong platform for bringing together the wide range of actors to make that happen.
The urgency of sustainable development is evident in all countries. Shifts in wealth, power and growth challenge traditional development models. At the same time, we see new players, new ideas and new sources of finance. Developing countries are increasingly using taxes and remittances to finance their own development. In Africa alone in absolute numbers, tax revenues dwarf official development assistance by more than ten times.
By adapting and continuously strengthening its analysis, data, knowledge and tools, the OECD stands ready to help deliver the 2030 Agenda. The international community must work together to deliver the best outcomes for the world’s most vulnerable populations. This will be challenging, but we must act now. Hand in hand, it can be done.
An African proverb says that "if you want to go fast, go alone. But, if you want to go far, go together". Working together, we can design, develop and deliver better policies for better lives in developing and emerging countries.