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UN Global Compact’s CEO Sanda Ojiambo on how business can help economies recover from COVID-19 crisis

Today is a very important day for both Africa and the United Nations. It saw the first day at work for the first African head of the United Nations Global Compact. Her name is Sanda Ojiambo of Kenya and from today she will run the UN agency that was conceived 20 years ago in the third year of the reign of the late former secretary general Kofi Annan. The United Nations Global Compact focuses on private business around the world and this celebrates its 20th birthday.

UNGC: 83mn people have escaped extreme poverty since launch of SDGs

In 2015 World leaders ushered in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) following the expiration of the Millennium Development Goals. So how much progress has been made in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals four years after its introduction? From the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), CEO and Executive Director of United Nations Global Compact, (UNGC), Lise Kingo joins CNBC Africa.