Sierra Leone’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr. Samura Kamara is in New York to represent the country in a series of international engagements and the Climate Change Conference at the United Nations.
The minister, who arrived on Monday, is slated to take part today in a High-level Forum on “The Africa We Want in 2030, 2063 and Beyond: Early Action and Results on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in the context of the First Ten-Year Implementation Plan of Africa’s Transformative Agenda 2063: Opportunities and Challenges” (co-organized by the Permanent Mission of Sweden, the African Union and the Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA)) .
The minister will also take part in a round table and panel discussion on the Sustainable Development Goals ( SDGs ) on the topic : “Financing for sustainable development: follow-up to the Addis Ababa Action Agenda of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development .”
Dr. Samura Kamara will also represent Sierra Leone at the all-important Climate Change Conference on Friday.
The purpose of the conference will be the deposition and signing of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change .
The Paris Agreement on Climate Change will be deposited at the UN in New York and opened for signature for one year on Friday April 22, 2016 through 21 April, 2017.
It must be recalled that in December 2015, during the Paris Conference , dubbed COP 21, a first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal was adopted by 195 countries . The aim of the agreement, which will enter into force in 2020, was to set out a global action plan to put the world on track to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2°C.