World leaders for immediate action on Agenda 2030

World leaders for immediate action on Agenda 2030

This forecast is in line with the impetus that the United Nations has sought for the 2030 Agenda, right in the middle of its implementation, when the Sustainable Development Goals are in jeopardy.

The UN described the SDG summit declaration as decisive and action-oriented. (Photo: PL)

The political declaration, adopted this Monday during the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) summit, encapsulates the commitment of world leaders to take immediate action to implement the 2030 Agenda.

The text, adopted during the opening session of the event and the General Assembly’s high-level week, aims to provide more and better financing to developing countries in response to global crises.

The United Nations described the document as crucial and action-oriented, while recognizing the collective commitment to building a sustainable, inclusive and prosperous world by 2030.

The declaration recognizes that the goals simply cannot be achieved without a quantum leap in investments to enable a just energy, food and digital transition, as well as a transformation in education and strong social protection in developing countries.

The document, approved by all member states, calls for emergency measures proposed by Secretary-General António Guterres, such as massively increasing funding to achieve the SDGs to $500 billion per year.

Furthermore, it expresses the firm support of all countries for a necessary reform of the international financial architecture for a better global economy.

The text consolidates the United Nations’ push for the 2030 Agenda, right in the middle of its implementation, when, according to Guterres, the SDGs are at risk.

The organization itself warned of the increase in poverty for tens of millions of people since 2020, while more than 110 million have been forcibly displaced during this period.

Inequalities have worsened, shocking women and girls as many governments are forced to choose between paying down debt or investing in health care and education.

The UN warned that the climate emergency is having a devastating impact on lives and livelihoods, a context in which developing countries and the most vulnerable people are hit hardest.