U.N., African Leaders Laud Continent’s Progress On MDGs, Cite Lessons Learned For SDGs

The Guardian: U.N. hails impressive gains on education and reducing child mortality in Africa
“When African leaders return home after this month’s U.N. summit in New York, they must be ready to implement innovative policies, seek fresh financing, and beef up their data if they hope to build on progress made over the past 15 years and turn the Sustainable Development Goals into reality, according to a new report [from the U.N. Development Programme]…” (Chonghaile, 9/28).

U.N. News Centre: African leaders at U.N. cite ‘remarkable’ progress on MDGs and urge commitment to post-2015 agenda
“African leaders speaking at the U.N. General Assembly debate [Monday] noted that their countries were guided by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) over the last 15 years, and that the post-2015 development agenda and the new goals adopted last week, embody the collective ambition to transform the world by 2030…” (9/28).