Monday, 19 September 2016


While a motley band of anti-Mugabe protestors seek relevance on the sidelines of the ongoing United Nations General Assembly, the country is being recognised by the global organisation for its contributions to the advancement of humanity.

Starting at this 71st Session of the General Assembly, Zimbabwe – represented by its Ambassador to the UN, Mr Frederick Shava, is the new President of the UN Economic and Social Council (Ecosoc).

Ambassador Shava will steer the activities of the 54-nation group that is focused on socio-economic issues, taking over from Ambassador Oh Joon of South Korea.
Ahead of the 71st General Assembly meeting, Ambassador Shava emphasised the importance of infrastructure development to improving livelihoods.

“The Africa Agenda 2063 calls on African countries to transform, grow and industrialise their economies, and modernise agriculture and agro-business through value-addition and productivity increase,” the UN News Centre quoted him as saying.

Ambassador Shava said he would organise “one or two special meetings” of Ecosoc to come up with viable infrastructure financing proposals. herald


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