MADRID - President Paul Kagame will today co-chair the first meeting of MDG Advocacy Group in Madrid.
As co-chair, Kagame will lead a group of eighteen eminent personalities from around the world who have shown outstanding leadership in promoting implementation of the goals.
The MDG Advocacy Group will support the UN Secretary General generate the political will and mobilise global action to make the upcoming MDG Summit, to be held in September, a turning point in the collective effort to achieve the Goals by 2015.
President Kagame will be a lead advocate in driving the MDG agenda forward, raising awareness of the most effective strategies to accelerate progress, drawing lessons from Rwanda and other countries on the continent and beyond.
The UN Secretary General and other prominent figures from the development world will attend today’s meeting, which will take place at Ritz hotel in Madrid.