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Holy See diplomat weighs in on UN’s post-2015 development agenda

February 19, 2015

Archbishop Bernardito Auza, apostolic nuncio and permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, took part in a recent UN discussion on the body’s post-2015 development agenda.

The prelate said that “the financing needs of the least developed countries require special attention, not only because of the scarcity of their domestic resources, but also for their lack of ability to access other financing sources.”

Archbishop Auza also called for the strengthening of developing nations’ internal institutions and for technology transfer from wealthier nations in order to foster innovation.

“My delegation believes that ‘best practices’ already exist in these three elements of harnessing financial resources, technology transfer and strengthening of capacities, which are critical for the implementation of the post-2015 agenda,” he added. “We need to identify them and make use of them for the benefit of those countries which still struggle to develop themselves.”


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