UN Forum: ‘Laser-sharp focus’ needed to achieve Global Goals by 2030
11.07.2018 14:02 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
As of this week, a UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) has started at the UN Headquarters within New York; the forum is to last this year Jul 9 Jul 18, UN Radio reports.
As to the report, the Forum brings together more than a thousand government, business and civil society leaders.
Reportedly, they will discuss progress already made by dozens of countries towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by 193 Member States in 2015 in an effort to find out what is and what is not working, based on the UN Secretary-General’s annual progress report.
In meanwhile, while greeting the Forum, UN Under-Secretary-General of Economic and Social Affairs Liu Zhenmin said though progress had already been made on achieving global goals to end poverty and hunger, but still the task of meeting the targets by 2030 will require a laser-sharp focus and a true sense of urgency.
«We have only 12 more years to fully realize this transformative agenda, but these goals are absolutely within our reach,» said Liu Zhenmin, UN Under-Secretary-General of Economic and Social Affairs, in his opening remarks.
«It will require policy makers’ unwavering attention, a laser-sharp focus on implementation of these goals, and a true sense of urgency,» he added.
It is to be admitted, within the Forum, 47 countries will share their experiences, including the achievements, challenges and lessons learnt so far.