Saudi Arabia, UN member states urge global plan of action to ensure sustainable growth

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Time: 01 September 2020

JEDDAH:  Saudi Arabia and other UN member states have called for joint global action to ensure sustainable growth for a better and secure future for generations to come.

To mark its 75th anniversary, the UN launched a global dialogue initiative UN75 earlier this year. It aims to increase international cooperation through dialogue and to come up with innovative ideas for sustainable development.

As part of the initiative, the Saudi Green Building Forum (SGBF) organized a discussion under the auspices of the King Abdulaziz Center for National Dialogue (KACND) and the UN.

Speakers at the forum called for global efforts to fight the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and to take measures to boost the global economy.

They were of the view that fighting these challenges is not possible for a single entity; it needs concerted efforts of all stakeholders.

Honorary guests included Dr. Mohammed Al-Issa, secretary-general of the Muslim World League.
Highlighting the Saudi efforts against COVID-19, he said: “Calamities and disasters impact everyone but societies that are more vulnerable must be at the center of global attention and care.”

He stressed the need for local, regional, and international cooperation to ensure a secure future and growth.

Al-Issa said the Kingdom not only took effective measures to fight COVID-19 at the local level but it also generously contributed to the World Health Organization’s global efforts to check the spread of the virus and help people in need around the world.

Faisal Al-Fadl, the SGBF founder, said this global dialogue hopes to motivate decision-makers and young entrepreneurs to localize recommendations and propositions presented by experts.

This article was first published in Arab News

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