Ethiopia conference marks new era in global cooperation

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre) greets Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn at the opening of the FFD3 conference in Addis Ababa. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Heads of state meeting in Ethiopia this week are not only looking at ways to finance a more equitable future for all people.

They're also initiating the start of a new era for cooperation and global partnership, according to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Mr Ban delivered the opening address at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development which began on Monday in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa.

He said although countries are responsible for their own economic and social development, their efforts must be supported by what he called an "enabling international economic environment."

Dianne Penn reports.

Duration: 2’36″

 

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