World Facing ‘Crisis Of Legitimacy,’ Threats To Achieving SDGs; U.N. Must Reform, SG Says At ECOSOC Opening

U.N. News: With proposed reforms, U.N. closer than ever to a development system that is ‘fit for purpose’
“There are serious threats to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the United Nations, especially its development system, must be effectively reformed in order to be able to limit the impact of those threats, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday. In his address to the opening of the annual operational segment of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Mr. Guterres warned that the world is facing a crisis of legitimacy, confidence, and trust, rooted in legitimate fears…” (2/27).

Xinhua News: U.N. chief: serious threats challenge implementation of 2030 development goals
“…The meeting marks the beginning of formal consideration by U.N. member states of the secretary general’s proposals for the U.N. Development System’s reform. The three-day session will provide an opportunity for the states to debate key areas of transformation and related proposals found in his December 2017 report…” (2/28).

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