UN summit to be held in New York from July 9 to 18
RIYADH, July 1 (CIC) — Saudi Arabia will participate in the UN’s High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, to be held in New York from July 9 to 18. The Saudi delegation comprising a number of government- and private-sector entities and representatives of charitable associations will be led by the Ministry of Economy and Planning (MEP).
Faisal Al Ibrahim, Vice Minister of Economy and Planning, said: “We look forward to our active participation by presenting Saudi Arabia’s first Voluntary National Review on the progress made towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals… Saudi Vision 2030 and its various programmes are aligned to a considerable extent with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); we are systematically progressing in achieving these goals in collaboration with the international community.”
The annual forum provides an opportunity for countries to share experiences and best practices in terms of achieving the SDGs. This year’s theme, “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies”, focuses on six SDGs:
• Ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all;
• Ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all;
• Making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable;
• Ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns;
• Protecting, restoring and promoting sustainable use of terrestrial; ecosystems, managing forests, combating desertification, halting and reversing land degradation and preventing the loss of biodiversity;
• Strengthening the means of implementation and revitalisation of global partnership for sustainable development.
The 17 SDGs cover social, economic and environmental dimensions of development to protect the rights of the future generations. The world’s nations are committed to achieving the SDGs by 2030.