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Zambia has made progress but sustainable development should be next milestone- U.N

General News Zambia has made progress but sustainable development should be next milestone- U.N

The United Nations system in Zambia has pledged to build a strong partnership that will stimulate sustainable development at all levels across the country as the UN celebrates its 69th anniversary.

UN Zambia Communication Specialist Rekha Shrestha noted that throughout its 50 years of independence, Zambia has played an exemplary role as a responsible member state of the UN.

Ms. Shrestha said as Zambia celebrates its 50 years in the UN, all stakeholders must pledge to live up to the founding ideals enshrined in the UN charter and work together for peace, development and human rights.

She told ZANIS in Lusaka today that Zambia has made great progress in the past five decades and should be proud to have become a lower middle income nation and to have climbed up from the low to the medium category in the human development index.

Ms. Shrestha however stated that there remain serious inequalities and the next step is to make the development sustainable and equitable.

She said in the post 2015 sustainable development agenda, the core principle should be to ensure that no one is left behind in development.

A music concert with a theme ‘Zambia’s 50 years in the United Nations’, will be held on Saturday, October 11 at Levy Junction mall to mark UN day.

Musicians Maureen Lilanda and the Impact Band will perform to send a message of equality ‘Leaving No One Behind’ as the world moves from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


  1. Zambia will not develop id we continue listening to “massaged” UN communiques. The truth is truth from the times of Kaunda’s dictatorship all the way to the PF dictatorship things in the country have gotten worse. We are impoverished, diseased, HIV everywhere, illiterate, have no electricity and no running water, our copper and other minerals are being exploited without any benefit for the locals…and the UN tells us we are making progess..flabbergasting!

    • Very True.

      The UN report had has been the same since, yet in reality our economic welfare is no impressive. Whats the interest of UN in deceiving us thru fabricated reports??

      And now PF blows the trumpet..!!


  2. We have made progress on paper, but the stinking reality on the ground is that we are at our worst. Poverty is emanating in every corner of the country and the gap between the rich and the poor keeps getting wider such that you die in trying to cross it.

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