United Nations(UN)Eswatini Resident Coordinator George Wachira applauds King Mswati’s Speech from the Throne,re-affirms commitment to support country in achieving Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs).

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MBABANE:George Wachira,the United Nations(UN) Resident Coordinator has, applauded King Mswati’s Speech from the Throne delivered during the official opening of Parliament last week.

In a public statement sent to this Swaziland News on Monday afternoon by the UN Eswatini Communications Office,the Resident Coordinator said,the speech spanned several critical issues which are key in improving the welfare of the people and progress of the Kingdom while demonstrating a resolve to address the concerns raised by citizens during Sibaya last year. 

“His Majesty also reaffirmed Eswatini’s commitment to global agendas,including the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs)and the African Union Agenda 2063.

The UN notes in particular His Majesty’s focus on the need to grow the economy; bolstering infrastructure development,particularly in ICT; improving the business environment especially for SMEs;resolving the challenges hindering access to quality healthcare;tackling youth unemployment through quality education,entrepreneurship and skills development;ensuring energy security; addressing climate change,environmental management and disaster preparedness;the establishment of the Agriculture Development Fund; and combatting corruption.Yet again,His Majesty spoke clearly and strongly about ending the scourge of gender-based violence.As the Government takes up the task of translating into programmes and implementing the directives contained in His Majesty’s speech, the United Nations remains steadfast in its commitment to support Eswatini’s vision of a prosperous and sustainable future in line with the objectives of the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework for 2021-2025”,said the UN Eswatini Resident Coordinator through the public statement.

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