Sustainable development: African Parliaments deplore negative effects of Covid-19

November 16, 2020

ALGIERS – African Parliaments deplored, on Friday, the negative effects of the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19) on the achievement of sustainable development goals on the African continent, said the Council of the Nation in a press release.

During a forum organized by teleconference and attended by Ahmed Kharchi, member of the Council of Nation and of the national parliamentary group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the participants observed “the negative effects of Covid-19 on national programs for achieving sustainable development goals on the African continent “.

According to the same source, “statistics have shown a drop in the degree of achievement of certain objectives, such as objective 4 relating to quality education”, hence the need to strengthen the international partnership “more than ever” at the level of governments and non-governmental organizations.

The participants in the forum welcomed, however, the development of technologies, in particular the transition to the digital economy.

The forum, held under the theme “Impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, what role for Parliaments?”, Was organized in collaboration with the Inter-Parliamentary Union and UN Economic Commission for Africa.

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