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Road building project in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan

Germany and Afghanistan launch employment generation programme

10.03.2017 - Germany's Development Ministry will tie one third of its new commitments for Afghanistan to the successful implementation of further reforms. The intention is to bolster efforts to fight corruption, promote equal rights for women and strengthen reform-minded forces in Afghanistan. Representatives of both governments agreed on these measures at joint negotiations on future cooperation recently held in Berlin. more

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Opening statement for the panel discussion: "Building a stronger UN development system for delivering on the 2030 Agenda" – Speech by Parliamentary State Secretary Thomas Silberhorn at the UN Economic and Social Council

28.02.2017 - Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, the agreements reached in 2015 – on the universal and transformative 2030 Agenda and the Paris climate agreement – were important milestones. The key question now is how we can achieve our global goals. Business as usual won't be enough to organise transformational change. Global challenges require collective action – be it fighting hunger and poverty or responding to the impacts of climate change. If we are to implement the 2030 Agenda, we need a strong United Nations. more

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