At the SDG Summit from the 18th to the 19th of September, part of the General Assembly High-level Week, delegates adopted a Political Declaration in which Heads of State and Government reaffirmed their commitment to effectively implement the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals and uphold all principles enshrined in it.
The 2023 Summit marked the halfway point for the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda and brought together world leaders, representatives from governments, businesses, civil society, and other stakeholders to review progress, identify challenges, and discuss ways to accelerate progress towards the SDGs.
In the Political Declaration, Heads of State and Government acknowledge that the world is not on track to achieve the SDGs by 2030 and that the COVID-19 pandemic, the climate crisis, and the war in Ukraine have exacerbated existing challenges. They also recognize that the SDGs are indivisible and interconnected, and that progress on one goal is essential for progress on others.
The Political Declaration commits Heads of State and Government to take urgent and ambitious action to accelerate progress towards the SDGs. This includes taking steps to:
- End poverty, hunger, and malnutrition in all their forms and dimensions
- Achieve universal health coverage and quality education
- Promote sustainable economic growth and decent work for all
- Combat climate change and its impacts
- Build peaceful, just, and inclusive societies
The Political Declaration also calls on all stakeholders to play their role in implementing the 2030 Agenda and to mobilize the resources needed to achieve the SDGs.
Lostisland represented by the Honorary Consul to Nigeria, Professor Aniebiet Inyang Ntui, networked with various UN stakeholders to advance the Global Goals and Lostisland’s key principles. Lostisland has been attending all sessions of the UN General Assembly’s High-level Week and various side events.
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