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).