Saudi Arabia to present first national review of Sustainable Development Goals

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Time : July 18, 2018

Saudi Arabia will participate in the UN’s High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York where it will present its first national review.

The Saudi delegation comprises of a number of government and private-sector entities and representatives of charitable associations led by the Saudi Ministry of Economy and Planning (MEP).

“We look forward to our active participation by presenting Saudi Arabia’s first Voluntary National Review on the progress made towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals… Saudi Vision 2030 and its various programs are aligned to a considerable extent with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); we are systematically progressing in achieving these goals in collaboration with the international community,” Faisal Al Ibrahim, Saudi Vice Minister of Economy and Planning, said according to a statement released by the Saudi Center for International Communication.

The annual forum provides an opportunity for countries to share experiences and best practices in terms of achieving the SDGs with this year’s theme focusing on “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies”.

Saudi Arabia is part of the 47 countries taking part in the Voluntary National Review of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

“Acceleration of the SDGs achievement calls for constructive cooperation, sharing of experiences and best practices among countries and promoting peace, security and stability as a prerequisite for realization of sustainable development in its economic, social and environmental dimensions,” Tuwaijri’s opening statement on the report read.

“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia reaffirms that it shall spare no effort to pursue cooperation with all key actors in all endeavors that contribute to international realization of these goals. In the meantime, Saudi Arabia will continue to play its leading role in all spheres at the regional and international levels,” he added.

This article was first published in  Alarabiya

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