Africa is doing its part but must do more, says Rwandan President Kagame

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President Paul Kagame of Rwanda addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-seventh session.

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President Paul Kagame of Rwanda addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-seventh session.

Referring to a world in a state of turbulence, President Paul Kagame of Rwanda on Wednesday called for multilateral cooperation and efforts to address intersecting crises, including climate change, food price inflation, conflict and migration.

The Secretary-General’s landmark report Our Common Agenda has only grown in value since it was launched one year ago. But he cautioned that the perception that the international system is no longer up to the task has only deepened.

International cooperation can address challenges

Despite shortcomings, he flagged that global health was an example that demonstrated how international cooperation can successfully address “the issues that matter to all of us.”

In his address to the annual high-level debate in the UN General Assembly, Mr. Kagame paid tribute to the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria for saving countless lives in Africa and beyond, while also strengthening health systems.;

To increase African’ resilience against future pandemics, he flagged that “external funding must go hand in hand with increased domestic financing for health.”  He cited the efforts under way to work with partners to bring vaccine manufacturing to the continent.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.
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