‘Fair And Sustainable’ Transformative Change Needed To Achieve SDGs, U.N. SG Says In Opening Address At High-Level Meeting

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“The world’s people are demanding ‘transformative change that is fair and sustainable,’ Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday, calling on government leaders to use the upcoming slate of key United Nations meetings in September to ‘kickstart a decade of delivery and action for people and planet.’ His call for concrete action was the cornerstone of his address to ministers attending the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) — the main U.N. platform monitoring follow-up on states’ actions towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)…” (7/16).

Coverage of a WHO side event at the HLPF is available from the IISD SDG Knowledge Hub.