The 17 SDGs will guide us on a safer and more equitable path, says Ban

25 September 2015

Today is a momentous day, 17 Sustainable Development Goals will now guide us on a safer, more prosperous and equitable path, said the UN Secretary General after the adoption of the 2030 Development Agenda by the 193 member states of the Organization.

Speaking to the press, Ban Ki-moon recalled that the Agenda is a promise from world leaders to all people in all corners of the Earth.

Today, UN member states have committed to a visionary agenda for a life of dignity and prosperity for all on a healthy planet. Let’s work together for the next 15 years to make this vision a reality for all people in all countries, ”said Ban.

For their part, various agencies of the United Nations system praised the adoption of the 2030 Agenda and trusted that all countries comply with its implementation.

Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, welcomed the decision of the General Assembly and stated that it is the beginning towards turning words into action.

“We are going to measure our progress through statistics, of course. But the true measure will be every child who has come out of poverty; any mother who has survived childbirth; every girl who has not lost her childhood due to an early marriage, “said Lake.

For his part, the director general of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Roberto Azevêdo, affirmed that this economic activity will play a fundamental role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and made special reference to the goal that calls for promoting a equitable and non-discriminatory multilateral trading system.

The Inter-Parliamentary Union joined in the applause for the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, calling it a turning point in efforts to shape a better future for all through strong and united commitment.

25 September 2015

Today is a momentous day, 17 Sustainable Development Goals will now guide us on a safer, more prosperous and equitable path, said the UN Secretary General after the adoption of the 2030 Development Agenda by the 193 member states of the Organization.

Speaking to the press, Ban Ki-moon recalled that the Agenda is a promise from world leaders to all people in all corners of the Earth.

Today, UN member states have committed to a visionary agenda for a life of dignity and prosperity for all on a healthy planet. Let’s work together for the next 15 years to make this vision a reality for all people in all countries, ”said Ban.

For their part, various agencies of the United Nations system praised the adoption of the 2030 Agenda and trusted that all countries comply with its implementation.

Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, welcomed the decision of the General Assembly and stated that it is the beginning towards turning words into action.

“We are going to measure our progress through statistics, of course. But the true measure will be every child who has come out of poverty; any mother who has survived childbirth; every girl who has not lost her childhood due to an early marriage, “said Lake.

For his part, the director general of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Roberto Azevêdo, affirmed that this economic activity will play a fundamental role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and made special reference to the goal that calls for promoting a equitable and non-discriminatory multilateral trading system.

The Inter-Parliamentary Union joined in the applause for the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, calling it a turning point in efforts to shape a better future for all through strong and united commitment.