U.N. Official, World Leaders Support Sustainable Development Goals, Health Promotion In UNGA Opening Remarks
U.N. News Centre: Global Goals ‘simple answer’ to delivering results world so desperately needs — U.N. Assembly President
“While it is evident the 2030 Agenda is being increasingly used as the framework for improved national development plans around the world, ‘we are far from where we need to be,’ the president of the United Nations General Assembly said [Tuesday], opening the 193-member body’s annual general debate with a strong call to do more to end conflict, erase poverty, and bolster human rights for all…” (9/20).
U.N. News Centre: Non-communicable diseases ‘make poverty even worse,’ Uruguay President warns U.N. Assembly
“Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Uruguay’s president [Tuesday] warned against non-communicable diseases, such as cardiovascular ailments, cancer, diabetes, and chronic pulmonary pathologies, which he said are the main causes of death particularly in low- and middle-income countries. ‘These diseases, to a great extent, result from four risk factors directly related to supposedly typical behaviors of modern lifestyle: smoking, alcoholism, unhealthy diet, and sedentary lifestyle,’ said President Tabaré Vázquez, who came into the political circle from the medical profession…” (9/20).
U.N. News Centre: At U.N., Southern African leaders underline importance of regional efforts for sustainable development
“In their respective addresses to the United Nations General Assembly [Tuesday], Southern African leaders stressed the importance of regional efforts, such as within the African continent through the African Union (A.U.) to realize a better and sustainable future for all…” (9/20).