Global Community Must Commit To Collaboration To Achieve SDGs

Huffington Post: 17 Goals, 15 Years, 1 Agenda: To Leave No One Behind
Jan Eliasson, deputy secretary general of the U.N.

“…Four guiding principles can help [achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)]. First, universality. … Second, national ownership. … Third, comprehensiveness. … Fourth, accountability. … The 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement are historic achievements. They are invitations to collaboration between and within nations, and among the full range of actors in civil society, the business community, and the academic world. … Our challenge now is to use these dynamic tools, and translate these agreements into realities for people on the ground. The United Nations is strongly committed to helping to mobilize the world to make collective progress towards a more peaceful and equitable world, a healthy planet, and a life of dignity for all” (2/17).