Inaugural SDG Summit Ends With Renewed Commitment, Acknowledgement Goals Off-Track, Hope For Future, U.N. Deputy Chief Says
U.N. News: Sustainable development summit a reminder of ‘the boundless potential of humanity’
“The first U.N. summit on the progress of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development closed on a hopeful note, with Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed declaring that the two-day event had been a reminder of ‘the boundless potential of humanity to create a better future for all.’ … The deputy U.N. chief said that she had drawn three concrete messages from the summit: a renewed commitment from world leaders to implement the agenda, which she described as critical to respond to the world’s greatest challenges; an acknowledgement that the goals are off track, and a determination to step up efforts to achieve them; and clarity on the task ahead, with a decisive decade left to ‘nurture more ambitious global action; local action and people action’…” (9/25).
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