UN Deputy Chief: SDGs are "taking hold" across the world
11.09.2017 08:02 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
As of last week, while addressing an informal meeting on implementing the 17 global goals at the UN General Assembly, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has said the Sustainable Development Goals are «taking hold» across the world and capturing public imagination, two years after they had been agreed by 193 countries, UN Radio reports.
As to her, the ambitious goals include ending poverty and hunger, while boosting health and education for all.
As to the report, the Deputy UN Chief praised the 65 Member States who had submitted updates on how they were going to realize the goals, but she stressed that overall, the pace of progress is insufficient.
Governments must act faster and on a bigger scale, she stressed.
«The Sustainable Development Goals have jumped from the General Assembly Hall into communities across the world, and they are taking hold among policy makers and global public awareness, universally, around the world, when we visit, people tell us about what theyre doing in a very excited way but also in a challenged one, because in many of these instances its not an easy one to have across sectors,» Amina Mohammed admitted.