THE EUROPEAN UNION PRESENTS ITS PROGRESS TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Brussels, July 18, 2019.

Today, at the United Nations High Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development in New York, the EU reaffirmed its firm commitment to comply with the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: a shared global roadmap for a peaceful and prosperous world, with human well-being. -To be in a healthy planet at its core. A dedicated event organized by the European Union and the Finnish Presidency assessed the progress made in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda within Europe and through the EU’s international cooperation.

The first vice president, Frans Timmermans, said: “The UN 2030 agenda is the comprehensive plan we need to increase human well-being and build truly inclusive and green economies and societies.” In Europe, we are strengthening our collective effort to translate Sustainable Development Objectives in concrete actions that can be measured and monitored In the next five years I expect the European Commission to fully integrate the SDGs into our model of economic governance There is no time to lose, since the future of our children and grandchildren is the one that We have at stake, the EU must now intensify its game. ”

The Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, added: “The European Union and its member states were at the forefront of the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, and we are at the forefront of making it a reality. better things”. “Working in partnership with developing countries, within the strong multilateral system, we can end poverty, accelerate progress towards sustainable development and succeed in our quest to leave no one behind.”

Commissioner Karmenu Vella, responsible for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, said: “A shared, prosperous and sustainable future for all can only be achieved by uniting the social, economic and environmental dimensions in our policies and future development. ecologically sustainable: economic growth and competitiveness can only be successful if they promote social rights and well-being for all. ”

The European Union has already embarked on a transition to a low carbon economy that is climate neutral, efficient in the use of resources and circular, while ensuring social equality and inclusion. The EU has also placed the SDGs at the center of its external action and aligned all development activities with the UN 2030 Agenda through its new European Consensus on Development.

However, many sustainability challenges have become increasingly pressing and new ones have emerged that put human well-being, economic prosperity, our society and our environment at risk. To accelerate the achievement of the ambitious and interrelated SDGs, the EU highlights its commitment to systematically review the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and follow-up, respectively.

Source: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-19-4250_en.htm



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