Country of the week: ♕Benin♕


Benin has made significant gains in reducing poverty and expanding primary education, Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon observed on Sunday on a visit to the West African nation, while pledging United Nations support for a range of challenges such as food security and the environment.

The country’s efforts to attain the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – eight targets to slash poverty, fight hunger and tackle other key social and economic problems by 2015 – were the focus of Mr. Ban’s visit, part of a five-nation African tour. (read full article here)

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